Board Professional Membership Toolkit

How to use this toolkit.

The board professional is the primary liaison between the board and the senior administration of an institution or institutionally related foundation. This essential position provides support, guidance, and operational expertise that help create a strong, strategic board. The board professional also serves as the primary point of contact for AGB membership and is responsible for keeping the membership active and the roster current.

The resources in this toolkit are designed to help you excel in your position through professional development and networking opportunities. By accessing the resources in the toolkit, you will be better equipped to assist your board to govern with confidence and knowledge.

Take the following steps to get started:

  1. Log in to to update your membership roster and confirm your institution’s full-time enrollment (FTE) or your foundation’s assets under management (AUM). Contact for assistance.
  2. Start networking with your peers through intentional networking sessions and join AGB’s BP Community to gain insights into the various responsibilities of a board professional while learning techniques and processes from the experiences and questions of others in the role.
  3. Invest time in your professional development by enrolling in the AGB Board Professional Certificate Program™. This complimentary member benefit is a 10-lesson, self-paced online course designed by board professionals for board professionals to assist you in growing your role and becoming a trusted advisor to your president/CEO and board chair.

Jumpstart your membership.

For assistance in managing emails, requesting alerts for BP-focused events, scheduling a membership overview for your board or president/CEO, or finding a resource to support a topic at an upcoming board meeting, contact 

Take advantage of governance development opportunities.