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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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 Reports

Nonprofits boards typically have lengthy agendas. Is the executive’s report a valuable use of the board’s precious time? […]

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A Valuable Asset

In some ways, your nonprofit’s board is your most valuable asset. They have the potential to shape your nonprofit’s future, build its reputation, energize your donors, and enhance the career of everyone who works for your nonprofit (staff and volunteers). In other words, your board can significantly increase your nonprofit’s sustainability. […]

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Risk Management

It is generally agreed that one of the primary purposes of a nonprofit board is to ensure the longevity of a nonprofit’s mission. Many nonprofit boards interpret this to mean minimizing decision-making risk. […]

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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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The Competitive Board

The highly competitive world that nonprofits operate in makes it difficult for the nonprofit board to carry out its primary responsibility (enable the staff to carry out the mission and serve the clients). […]

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Take a Board Member to Lunch

Nonprofit board members are special people who work very hard on behalf of your nonprofit. How well do you know them? […]

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Board Skills Versus Committee Skills

Do your board members have the skills necessary to serve your nonprofit? Do they have skills necessary to serve on a committee? […]

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Board Member Benefits

Before joining the board, every board member has an expectation that their service will be beneficial to them and the nonprofit. […]

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