Doña Keating Named BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer

Bainbridge Island, WA, November 16, 2013 --( BoardSource is pleased to announce that Doña Keating has been named a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT). Keating was part of a group of 24 international experts invited to participate, and joined this select group of expert trainers that begins with completing a rigorous application process, exclusive professional development, and a certification course. Keating is the first and only CGT certified to deliver BoardSource's signature nonprofit governance trainings in the Pacific Northwest region and Alaska.

For nearly 25 years, BoardSource has been supporting and promoting excellence in nonprofit board service by providing cutting-edge thinking and resources on board effectiveness and by engaging and developing the next generation of board leaders. The BoardSource Certified Governance Trainers are proficient in board governance topics, advanced facilitation techniques, and the BoardSource training methodology.

Keating is now certified to offer governance training among nonprofit organizations using BoardSource-approved curriculum in the following areas: roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, board-staff partnership, board structure, board's role in fundraising, the board-building cycle, and board performance assessment.

Keating is President and CEO of Professional Options. Her management consulting practice is focused on policy, strategy, and leadership, and offers strategic consultancy missions and nonprofit and corporate executive board facilitation. "I have used and referred clients to BoardSource® curriculum and materials for decades, and am pleased my training will further enable me to continue offering highly recognised and proven techniques and best practises to advance the nonprofit ecosystem," said Doña Keating.

To learn more about these trainings or to schedule one, contact Doña Keating at 360.792.9100 or visit

About Professional Options

Professional Options is a prominent innovator in the policy and management consulting industry which provides solutions for businesses, non-governmental organisations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. She is also a principal in K2 Strategic Solutions, a partnership between Professional Options and Keating Consulting Service which has a combined 50 year history of providing information technology, policy, and management consulting. Keating’s latest book, “How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Nonprofit Hel,l, offers pithy observations and solutions borne of decades of leadership service on nonprofit boards and committees, advising them, or facilitating executive retreats.

About BoardSource

BoardSource has long recognized the critical role that boards play in overseeing their organizations’ mission, finance, and strategic direction. With nearly 25 years of hands-on experience working exclusively with nonprofit boards, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within the community through exceptional governance practices. BoardSource supports a community of more than 60,000 individuals with customized diagnostics, in-person and virtual trainings, and original publications. BoardSource is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit
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