Facilitating Fundraising

Typically, less than half of a nonprofit’s board members want to be directly engaged in fundraising. However, the board has a critical role in fundraising. […]

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Every Leader an Innovator

Ideally, we want every nonprofit leader to be an innovator. Does your nonprofit board foster innovation? […]

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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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Executive Goal Setting

One of the many best practices for nonprofit boards it to provide the senior executive with an annual review. What is important about the review? […]

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Why Have a Budget?

Most of the time when you ask, “Why have a budget?” the answer is, “So we can account for the money.” Good answer. Are there better answers? […]

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Executive Burnout

Executive burnout is often caused by frustration, lack of fulfillment, and lack of success. Does your nonprofit board contribute to or mitigate burnout? […]

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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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Reinforce Good Behavior

What are your board members learning from each board meeting? […]

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All Behavior Is Communication

Actions speak louder than words. Actions are usually more sincere than words. Do you know what your nonprofit board members’ actions are saying when they stop attending meetings or take the meeting away from the agenda? […]

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