The Agile Board

An agile nonprofit board more easily keeps pace with rapidly changing surroundings. […]

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Intuition Versus Data

Step strongly into the future by placing a greater emphasis on data and downplay the role of intuition when making decisions. […]

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Decision-Making Boundaries

When it comes time to make decisions, it is often hard for a nonprofit’s leadership (board and senior staff) to remember there are boundaries. […]

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Quality Decisions Require Adequate Time

It is rewarding and difficult to serve on a nonprofit board. Knowing you are part of a process that changes people’s lives and makes the community stronger is rewarding. Making good decisions is one of the more difficult parts. […]

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Good Night’s Sleep

What keeps your board awake at night? Do they worry about how to make payroll and keep the doors open? […]

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What Does Urgent Mean?

Every nonprofit board would like to think it is deliberative. Here is a test you can use to see how your board measures up. […]

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Whose Vote Counts?

Crowdsourcing is all the rage. One of it variances is crowdvoting. It is nice to see a 2000-year-old concept catch on. […]

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What Is the Best Organizational Structure?

Where on the timeline of organizational structure is your board’s thinking? […]

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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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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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