Do Less

Board members are talented, experienced, and knowledgeable leaders. They know how to be effective. They achieve success by taking on one issue and focusing on it until it is resolved.

Many nonprofit boards try to do too much. Their agendas are cluttered with marketing decisions, programing needs, financial decisions, fundraising challenges plus the usual […]

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Board Meetings: Who Should Attend?

The three key parts to a nonprofit are client services, fundraising, and finance. A staff representative for each of those areas should attend every board meeting along with the executive. This is true even in a small nonprofit where those areas are led by a non-executive or may only be a one-person department. While Mission […]

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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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Make a Positive Contribution

Teach your nonprofit board members to speak positively. […]

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What Is Most Important?

Before the next board meeting ask each of your board members the following question: […]

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Ask Lots of Questions

When your board asks questions it strengthens your nonprofit and it exemplifies good governance. Boards can ask questions like: […]

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It Is an Abundant World

Realizing the world is an abundant place is critical to guiding your nonprofit toward the abundance that is waiting for it. […]

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Good Guidance

The nonprofit board exists to guide the mission. It is often difficult for boards to guide rather than direct. […]

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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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The Well Connected Board

Networking is a hot topic. It is also an ancient activity. Are we as effective as our ancestors? […]

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