Contributor Guidelines

The NACD Board Leaders’ Blog is an ideal platform for hosting discussions that educate and empower directors. Our editorial team welcomes your idea for timely content that serves our members.

Contributions must be exclusive to the NACD Boards Leaders’ Blog–original work not previously published anywhere else. Our editors reserve the right to reject content that has previously been published on any platform.

Suggested modes of contribution include:

  • Co-authoring expert commentary with NACD staff that complements your company’s insights with our organization’s research.
  • Authoring exclusive, action-oriented blogs that directors can immediately implement in the boardroom.
  • Presentation of new research from your company with fresh, NACD-exclusive analysis that will amplify its reach to our more than 17,000 director members.

Blogs should be between 500-800 words in length.

We encourage the inclusion of author head shots and relevant, high-quality photos and art that enhance the reader’s understanding and connection to your blog content.

NACD editors reserve the right to edit all copy for accuracy, clarity, and length. A proof of the edited article will be e-mailed to the author for final approval prior to being published to the web.

We maintain a robust editorial calendar for blog content. As such, we will work closely with you to ensure that the deadline provided to you is met. Please provide content two weeks in advance of your desired or agreed-upon publishing date.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your contributions to the NACD Board Leaders’ Blog, please contact Associate Editor Katie Swafford by email at or by phone at (571) 367-3621.