Board

The Path to CEO and Board Partnership: How to Supercharge Your Board
May 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

A common feature of successful nonprofits is a highly engaged board of directors; a board partnership with the CEO on the right issues and investing quality time and resources in the organization they lead. If your board is falling short of this goal, there are steps that you can take to improve their performance...

Board Diversity, Inclusion Do Not Always Mean Equity: 4 Questions That Aid the Challenge for Nonprofit Boards to Incorporate Racial Equity
April 26, 2018 at 11:01 am

Diversity, equity and inclusion are much talked about topics across most sectors today; whether you work in the public, corporate or nonprofit world. Diversity is a broad concept that can include ability, age, gender, race, regional or socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. The nonprofit sector in particular has struggled with this issue, and this piece will take a look at board diversity as it relates to race...

Make It So: A Partner Paradigm Between Executive and Board
April 10, 2018 at 10:49 am

What does it mean for a nonprofit board to “support” its executive director? A bevy of organization development consultants promote a principle, to which I also subscribe: Nonprofit boards have one employee, and that employee is the executive director/CEO...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep. 31: Your Board Members' Legal Obligations
February 2, 2018 at 11:41 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: one major donor's experience with two different nonprofits, legal responsibilities of nonprofit board members and event planning tips...

It’s Time to Move From ‘Bored’ to Stimulating Board Meetings
February 2, 2018 at 11:30 am

I was recently asked to make a presentation at a hospital foundation’s board of directors meeting. The foundation executive director wanted me to speak on how to engage his board members in fundraising. I truly enjoy teaching and speaking to groups, so I was prepared. The secondary benefit for me in meeting with this group was to watch the executive director interact with his board chair and board members and see how the meeting was directed...

Nonprofit Board Liabilities: What Are the Legal Responsibilities of Your Board?
January 31, 2018 at 1:18 pm

If you’ve ever worked or have been associated with volunteer leadership at a nonprofit board, then you are probably aware of a situation that can expose individuals to legal jeopardy. One of the most essential aspects of serving on a board and having board members is to ensure that everyone has an understanding for their legal and fiduciary obligations. Unfortunately, many do not realize that ignorance of the law is not a defense... 

Overcoming Board Challenges: 4 Key CEO Annual Performance Indicators
January 30, 2018 at 11:37 am

The annual performance review date has come and gone as our board acted like deer in the headlights. We can’t really understand what to assess. And, to be honest, some board members who don’t really like or trust our executive only want to assess the behaviors and personality they dislike. What to do?...

4 Steps to a Healthy CRM Intervention
January 9, 2018 at 4:36 pm

A common feature of successful nonprofits is a highly engaged board of directors; a board partnership with the CEO on the right issues and investing quality time and resources in the organization they lead. If your board is falling short of this goal, there are steps that you can take to improve their performance. The […]

Selling the Sizzle: Taking Board Member Participation to the Next Level
December 19, 2017 at 11:11 am

You say your nonprofit board members are unenthused about everything? For some members, their lack of enthusiasm is so profound, they fail to attend board and committee meetings. And many more members are so unenthused that they are not inclined to play an active role to support the nonprofit in achieving success...

Want Fresh Ideas? Put a Kid on Your Board of Directors
November 28, 2017 at 10:16 am

Teenagers are irresponsible. They are lazy and entitled and never look up from their smart devices. Wait, what about Jack Andraka, who identified an early detection mechanism for pancreatic cancer… while he was in high school? He not only invented it, he pitched the idea to 200 research professors to test it and earned workspace in a scientific lab...