Three Groups of Prospective Board Members

Your nonprofit board probably has representatives from each of three groups. The members of two of the groups probably serve you well. The members of one group are seldom helpful but often present. […]

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See the Future

Boards have a hard time understanding issues in the context of the future and the big picture. Sometimes it is the presentation of the issue and sometimes it is the thought process of the board members that stand in the way. […]

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Never Enough Time

A common lament of nonprofit boards is that there is never enough time to talk about strategy, discuss trends, set goals, or plan. However, highly effective boards find time to talk about those very issues. How do they do that? […]

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Information Overload

A common problem nonprofit boards deal with is board members showing up at the board meeting without having read the material. […]

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Why Are Nonprofit Boards Unwilling to Fundraise?

Many nonprofit leaders are disappointed with the fundraising performance of their boards. Is there hope? […]

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The Next Meeting

We all know the quality of an agenda influences the quality of any meeting. Did you know that the way the meeting ends affects the way the next nonprofit board meeting starts? […]

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The Expert Board

Does your nonprofit board govern your nonprofit like a group of experts? […]

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The Well Connected Board

Networking is a hot topic. It is also an ancient activity. Are we as effective as our ancestors? […]

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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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