Nonprofits could not achieve their goals without the collective manpower and connections of their board members. Yet, managing them effectively can be a challenge. Rather than struggling to reign in a troublesome board, here are four ways nonprofit leadership can set their board and organization up for success.
During my college days, I was a master of procrastination when it came to writing papers. There’s nothing like a deadline to get the “creative juices” flowing, to heighten focus and to ramp up stress!! For the most part, I’ve tried to gain better time management skills the older I’ve become. But I still… Read more »
BoardSource, the go-to resource for all things related to good board service and governance, this month released its annual “National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices.” BoardSource has been collecting and analyzing trends in board practices since 1994 and it is the only national survey to gather information from both chief executives and board chairs… Read more »
“Our committee meetings seem to go on forever!” said the volunteer with whom I was meeting last week. “And all we do is hear reports – we never seem to deal with anything substantive.” Have you had similar comments from your Board members or volunteer committee members? There are many articles and books talking… Read more »
Should board members be asked to make a minimum annual fund gift? We are often asked about the wisdom in setting a minimum annual philanthropic gift for the members of the board of directors. Written into many descriptions of board roles and responsibilities is the requirement that a board member make a minimum annual gift… Read more »
There is nothing more important to the health of a nonprofit than a quality Board of Trustees. It is the Board that sets your mission, chooses and provides leadership and provides resources in order to implement the mission. Often times, as consultants, we are asked about Board composition, size, wealth and responsibilities. I try to… Read more »