Board

Your Nonprofit Advisory Board Must Focus on Fundraising
August 10, 2018 at 11:25 am

A nonprofit advisory board is an important vehicle for a nonprofit organization. Where else can you obtain a diverse set of community leaders representing a variety of organizations and life experiences with a common purpose, which is to provide support for your organization?...

#changeforgood: Overcoming Nonprofit Board Resistance
August 7, 2018 at 10:55 am

When experiencing nonprofit board resistance, you’ll know it, you’ll feel it. You’ll feel the frustration when you have a brainstorm and send a quick note or text—excited by the opportunity to share your new idea and, audibly, hear the dull thud of it landing, fully unread, in the recipients’ inboxes or phones...

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

A nonprofit advisory board is an important vehicle for a nonprofit organization. Where else can you obtain a diverse set of community leaders representing a variety of organizations and life experiences with a common purpose, which is to provide support for your organization? I have interacted with many advisory boards through the years. Some boards […]

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?...