Now Accepting Nominations

With support and input from area experts, the Center created this award in 2011 to recognize and spotlight outstanding leadership from nonprofit Boards of Directors in the Greater Washington area.

This award distinguishes those Boards that go above and beyond recommended standards and fundamentals to bring new levels of leadership to their role, resulting in positive changes and notable successes for their organizations. To win the award, all candidates must go through an extensive selection process that includes nominations, interviews, and final site visits.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Nominations are due Friday, April 1st.

Thank you to everyone who makes this award possible:

Our selection committee dedicates their time for several months to focus on thoroughly reviewing all applicants, participating in interviews, and attending site visits.

And also to our 2022 Board Leadership Award presenting sponsor:




Learn from the experience of our past winners!

In 2020 and 2021, the Center presented a series of video shorts on relevant topics. The series includes interviews with leaders from award winners and honorable mentions. Videos are available to watch on demand.