Culture of Philanthropy

Use your nonprofit’s culture to strengthen your fundraising. […]

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The Expert Board

Does your nonprofit board govern your nonprofit like a group of experts? […]

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Who Is Your Successor?

As a nonprofit board member, you care deeply about your nonprofit. Strengthening the mission and increasing your nonprofit’s sustainability are two of the reasons you agreed to serve. How will you achieve those worthy goals? […]

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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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Imperfect Planning

An old adage says, “No plan survives first contact with reality.” This implies two things: no one can plan for every possible situation and while you are busy planning the world is busy changing. […]

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Never Take a Half Step

Periodically, nonprofit boards are asked to approve a large project. Let us assume the project has a $100,000 budget but the organization lacks the necessary funds. […]

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How Are You Doing?

There is a significant difference between the nonprofit board’s job and the staff’s job. The staff is responsible for this year. The board is responsible for the future. […]

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Why Merge?

Sometimes two nonprofits decide to merge. How do you know if that is a good idea your nonprofit? […]

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Board Performance Vs. Board Recruiting

It is generally accepted that the performance of a group depends heavily on the skills of its members. Small nonprofits need a high-performance board but often find it hard to recruit the highly skilled. […]

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