Board

In 2019—Join and Lead a Nonprofit Board
January 11, 2019 at 10:56 am

I have worked with many nonprofit boards in my career. In my role as an executive or consultant, I have witnessed many examples of dying boards. In some cases, nonprofit board members were tired of serving. In other cases, leadership on the board had simply dried up without replacement steps...

Nonprofit Board and Executive Partnership: Purely An Aspiration
January 2, 2019 at 11:42 am

What’s this “partnership” thing I keep hearing about when describing the nature of the relationship between the board and executive? I understand that a true partnership between the board and executive can increase the board’s engagement and lead to better nonprofit results, but does this really occur?...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 68: Building a Strong Board
December 7, 2018 at 12:07 pm

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: capital campaign brochures, a successful board of advisors and older donor gift solicitation...

Building a Successful Board of Advisors for Your Nonprofit
December 5, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Gathering a great board of advisors is one of the most important and crucial steps to help make your nonprofit successful. Your board is foundational for your organization’s support and development. They are the men and women who can help you focus on your mission by helping provide support, advice and resources...

Make Your Nonprofit Financially Sustainable
December 5, 2018 at 11:51 am

You know that delivering on your organization’s mission over time requires financial resources. The alternative is not pretty—no money, no mission, as it is said. As a board member, one of the most important components of your governance role is to ensure that the finances of the nonprofit you help oversee are sustainable...

3 Common Legal Issues Nonprofit Boards Experience
November 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Many laws that impact the commercial industry are still applicable to nonprofit organizations. Good intention doesn't justify a lapse in protocol, and board members should take meticulous care to research regulations that might affect their operation. Let's take a look at three common legal issues that nonprofit boards experience, so that you can identify and avoid them...

The Orr Group: High-Performing Boards
November 7, 2018 at 11:27 am

An engaged, high-performing board of directors is critical to the success of any nonprofit. In this video, leaders from Orr Group talk about how to transition a nonprofit board from a “listening” board, to a “reporting” board, to a truly engaged board...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 55: Here's What Not to Do When for Asking for Board Gifts
August 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm

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: what not to do when asking board members for gifts, creative ways to use email this year-end and ways to celebrate National Nonprofit Day...