The Board Sets the Standards

How to set the standards that will help your nonprofit get the support it deserves […]

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Test Your Mission Statement

Most nonprofits have the potential to receive significantly more community support. […]

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Finding the Winning Way

A sound strategy will significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your nonprofit. […]

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It Is about the Audience

Nonprofit boards have good intentions; however, the stakeholders and community rarely fully appreciate a board’s intentions. The disconnect between the intentions and the perception is usually created by what is said or left unsaid by the board.

Visitors seldom attend nonprofit board meetings. As a result, boards often feel like their meetings are private. […]

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Serving Many Masters

The outside and inside pressures on a board make it difficult to keep priorities straight. When the priorities are properly aligned, everything runs smoother and sustainability increases. […]

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When Things Are Uncertain, Have a Plan

Respond to the uncertainty caused by a disruption (financial, personnel, community change, etc.) by creating a plan. Attempting to ignore the issue and return to normal will further disrupt your nonprofit. […]

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Go Strong

The best way for your nonprofit to do something new is with a broad base of help. It increases the potential for success and creates more buzz in your community as well as lowering risk and increasing the sustainability of your nonprofit. […]

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What Are the Alternatives?

Nonprofit boards need help making good decisions. One of the easy things you can do is offer them alternatives. […]

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A Gift to the Community

Every nonprofit is a gift to its community. Does your community see your nonprofit as a gift? […]

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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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