Attributes of a Highly Effective Board

Nonprofit sustainability depends on consistently providing outstanding service for many years. Of course outstanding service depends on a high-performing staff with sufficient resources (high-performing fundraising). However, of greater importance is the performance of the board.

Without great leadership, it is impossible for a team to win. Therefore, all board members must perform well so that […]

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Inspiring, Caring, Visionary

The title of this article is the top three traits people want in their leaders according to a recent Gallup poll. Since your board is the ultimate leader of your nonprofit, your board should be the model your staff uses for its leadership standards.

Your executive can only be as inspiring, caring, and visionary as […]

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Why that Candidate?

When one board candidate was asked why he should be on a certain nonprofit’s board, his response was, “Why not?” Nonprofit board membership should never be an entitlement. It should be something that both sides take seriously and carefully consider.

Sometimes when we ask a nonprofit executive or board member why a specific person […]

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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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Leading Change

There are three elements that each nonprofit board member must personify. […]

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Existing Qualities and Behaviors

A board focused on strength building will enhance your nonprofit’s future. […]

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Measuring the Right Things

Encourage your board to set goals that will create strategic, competitive, and long-term success. […]

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Your Nonprofit Needs a New Executive Every Year

Annual training for your nonprofit’s executive will significantly increase the performance of your nonprofit. […]

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The Staff’s View of a Great Board

Your nonprofit’s board can inspire your staff to greatness. […]

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Why Your Nonprofit Needs a CFO

Take your nonprofit to the next level by strengthening its financial decision making. […]

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