Board

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!...

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...