Give the Meeting Meaning

Board engagement is a problem for many nonprofits. Sometimes it is the way the topics are presented to the board that creates the engagement problem. […]

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Human Capital

Finding the right people to serve on a nonprofit board is an ongoing challenge. There are many appropriate people but who is the right person? […]

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Where Is the Balance?

The purpose of a nonprofit board is to guide the future of the nonprofit. That is a tough job and requires a balance of the here and now with a wide range of possible futures. […]

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Why Have a Budget?

Most of the time when you ask, “Why have a budget?” the answer is, “So we can account for the money.” Good answer. Are there better answers? […]

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Take a Board Member to Lunch

Nonprofit board members are special people who work very hard on behalf of your nonprofit. How well do you know them? […]

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Assume the Positive

Sometimes a board member speaks first and thinks later. As an example, you might hear someone say, “Why […]

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Reinforce Good Behavior

What are your board members learning from each board meeting? […]

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The Quality of the Discussion Matters

When a nonprofit board is discussing the right issues, it never has a chance or desire to micromanage. […]

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Escaping The Micromanagement Trap

Micromanagement is a preventable nonprofit board affliction. It only takes a few steps to prevent micromanagement but it does take time. The board must learn new ways, which as we all know, takes time. […]

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Mission Accounting

How much does your nonprofit spend on its mission? Besides wanting to say, “Every dime” what is the real answer? […]

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