Turn Down Most Opportunities

It is more harmful to your nonprofit to take the wrong opportunity than it is to turn down a good opportunity […]

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Create a Farm Team

The creative use of volunteers will allow your nonprofit’s board to do more without adding more members […]

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Beware of Experts (Including this One)

Consultants are only valuable when they understand the context of your nonprofit’s needs. […]

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Wise Policy

Nonprofit boards should create policies that encourage the staff to act rather than restrict action. […]

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Areas of Accountability

You can increase the success of your nonprofit by increasing the accountability of your board. […]

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Compliance Versus Ethics

When a nonprofit has formal ethical standards, excellence is easier to achieve […]

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Be an Influential Leader

The leadership ability of your nonprofit’s board is important to the sustainability of your mission. […]

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Risk Management

There are more exciting topics for a nonprofit board to talk about but there are few that are more important than risk management. […]

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CFO as Advisor

Does your board expect your CFO to control the money or act as a financial advisor? […]

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The Role of the Board

Does your nonprofit board understand its role? […]

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