Many patients like to learn as much as they can about whatever troubles them. Both free and paid resources are below.

The Governance
Webinar Series

The Annual


Keep scrolling to learn more about all of the resources available from The Board Doctor.

Capacity-Building Organizations

None of us is in this alone! The nonprofit sector is chock full of organizations that provide “capacity building” services, resources and information that help organizations get better. Some, like BoardSource and the National Council of Nonprofits, are generalized and provide information on a wide variety of topics.  Others, like #GivingTuesday or the Points of Light Foundation, are more specialized.  Cathy has a compiled a list of more than 50 such organizations, complete with descriptions and web addresses.

The Governance Webinar Series

In response to the pandemic, in mid-2020 Cathy offered a series of 10 webinars on a variety of governance-related topics.  The recordings, slides, and handouts for each are available for download here individually or in a bundle.

Governance 101

Board Member Roles/Responsibilities


The Complete Board Handbook

Compiling Your Board’s Policies


Recruiting a Great Board of Directors

The Board Doctor’s Top Ten Strategies


Board Fundraising

The Board’s Role in Fundraising


Committees That Work

Getting Stuff Done Between Meetings


Strategic Planning That Sticks

Content and Process for Plans You’ll Use


Guidestar Profiles

Tell the Story You Want to Tell


Healthy Board-Executive Director Relationship

With Jonathan Poisner


Introduction to Board Self-Assessment: The Board Doctor’s Annual Checkup

Tools for Successful Self Evaluation



Governance is the New Nominations

The Role and Function of a Modern Governance Committee


Disclaimer:  The Board Doctor’s webinar packages include a recording of the webinar, the slide deck, and additional handouts.  In some cases, the handouts are BoardSource-created documents that are available at for free.  The Board Doctor is not reselling BoardSource materials but is making them available as a convenience to our customers because they were referred to during the webinar itself.

The Governance Webinar Series Bundle

The Governance Series

The Complete Collection of 10


The Board Doctor’s Annual Checkup
(Individual Version)

The Board Doctor’s Annual Checkup (Individual Version)

  • Same 100 Question Checkup
  • One hour debrief meeting with Cathy
  • Recommendations for priority action
  • Access to The Board Doctor’s Patient Portal

When you are ready, the place to start is by scheduling your debrief meeting with Cathy. The schedule system will then take you to pay portal and from there you’ll receive a link to the self-assessment questions.


Bring The Board Doctor into Your (Virtual) Boardroom

The Board Doctor will develop and deliver a  workshop directly to your board or association meeting, virtually or in-person.  We can provide basic training like Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members or The Board’s Role in Fundraising (always popular!) or work with you to create a truly special one-of-a-kind experience to meet your organization’s needs.  Schedule a standard 1-2 hour presentation for $250 now or set up a free 15 minute consultation to talk about creating a customized workshop.