Board

The Right Development Committee for Your Nonprofit
May 8, 2019 at 11:07 am

The fund development committee of your board of directors should be an integral part of your nonprofit’s governance and fundraising strategy. Fundraising success is dependent on volunteer connectors; a fund development committee provides a mechanism to organize and lead this function for your board...

Improve Your Board’s Experience By Investing in Onboarding
April 24, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Last month as I was preparing for a board retreat, it became clear that the board’s role, specifically related to how they could be effective community ambassadors, was unclear to most of the members. On the pre-survey, this was highlighted as something they wanted to work on...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 79: How to Increase Board Effectiveness
March 8, 2019 at 12:49 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: tips for thanking donors, why your nonprofit needs board orientation and mitigating the staff turnover rate problem...

3 Big Ideas for Productive and Inspiring Nonprofit Board Orientations
March 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Daniel, a client with whom we had worked on governance projects and the executive director of a nonprofit organization, reached out to us with a request: several board members, Deanna and Kyle, complained that they felt “confused” about their participation on the organization’s board of directors...

Don’t Be Caught With a ‘Bored’ Board
February 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

Once upon a time there was a nonprofit board that had members who were bored. Members would come to meetings and listen to reports—long, boring reports—about conversations officers, committees and staff had since the previous board meeting. And members would listen and sometimes they even voted...

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...