Board

2018 Board Member of the Year: Starr H. Purdue
July 3, 2018 at 9:05 am

Starr H. Purdue has served on Navicent Health’s board of directors for 15 years and as board chairman since 2009. She has tirelessly devoted her time and talent to improving the services offered at Navicent Health, a 970-bed health system providing an estimated 800,000 residents of central and south Georgia with a continuum of health care...

Avoiding the Potholes of Dysfunctional Boards
July 3, 2018 at 8:54 am

Dysfunctional boards? Let’s discuss. Someone (several someones actually) have asked if private sector boards work “better” than nonprofit boards. While you might think that having everyone pulling in one direction—profit-making—would mean that a board would be easier to manage—I would point you to Exhibit A, Uber. Enough said...

Building Momentum Through a Leadership Transition
June 22, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Starr H. Purdue Board Chairman Navicent Health Starr H. Purdue has served on Navicent Health’s board of directors for 15 years and as board chairman since 2009. She has tirelessly devoted her time and talent to improving the services offered at Navicent Health, a 970-bed health system providing an estimated 800,000 residents of central and […]

Paying for Technology: A Board's Eye View
June 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Some 35-plus years ago when I began my career in nonprofit capacity-building, I was fortunate enough to have two board members to believe that I could not do my work without technology...

Finding Common Ground Between Nonprofit Board and Leadership
June 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

There is no question that one of the biggest challenges in nonprofit board and leadership work is… people. Because people are also who make up nonprofit board and leadership teams—and who makes the work so good, too. It helps to have some good and effective ways to untangle things...

Nonprofit Board Members Must Ask Questions
June 8, 2018 at 9:30 am

The truth is that every member of the executive committee—all nonprofit board members—has a fiduciary responsibility to call for full disclosure to the board...

Why Every Nonprofit Leader Should Join Another Nonprofit Board
June 7, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Running a nonprofit is hard work—physically and emotionally. You hope to make a change in your community and have so much of your heart invested in your efforts. With all of the energy you put into your own business, why would you take time to serve on another nonprofit board?...

Rethink Nonprofit Board Fundraising
May 29, 2018 at 11:18 am

As an executive director or development professional who has experienced the frustration of dealing with nonprofit board fundraising or asking your board to raise money for your organization, you are not alone...

4 Inexpensive Board Collaboration Tools for Your Nonprofit
May 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm

It’s not practical to assume that your nonprofit board of directors can feasibly communicate with each other only during official gatherings. However, if the people who are part of a board live in different places or have busy schedules, keeping in touch can be tough. Fortunately, there are numerous tools to aid in collaboration. They’re even reasonably priced!...