Either Or Decisions

The way issues are presented to a nonprofit board often leaves the members thinking that there are a limited number of options for making a decision. This approach often funnels the issue into a conclusion before discuss begins. […]

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Board Member Engagement

Every nonprofit wants an engaged board filled with engaged board members. How will you know when you have that and what is the value of having it? […]

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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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Is Anyone Listening?

A common frustration for board chairs and nonprofit executives is indifferent boards or more accurately, what appear to be indifferent boards. […]

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Authentic Governance

Do the decisions your nonprofit’s board makes seem authentic to the public, staff, clients, and donors? […]

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Who Is Your Successor?

As a nonprofit board member, you care deeply about your nonprofit. Strengthening the mission and increasing your nonprofit’s sustainability are two of the reasons you agreed to serve. How will you achieve those worthy goals? […]

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A Valuable Asset

In some ways, your nonprofit’s board is your most valuable asset. They have the potential to shape your nonprofit’s future, build its reputation, energize your donors, and enhance the career of everyone who works for your nonprofit (staff and volunteers). In other words, your board can significantly increase your nonprofit’s sustainability. […]

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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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The Great Board Member

Many nonprofit boards begin the search for new board members in the next few weeks. How do you know if someone will be a great board member? […]

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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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