Go Beyond Board Recruitment With the Theory of Change
September 21, 2022 at 10:03 am

Throughout the nonprofit sector, there is significant activity around building a board that is inclusive and reflects the constituency of each nonprofit. The end result: more effective services. But recruitment is just the first step in achieving these outcomes. One tool that can help: The Theory of Change. 

3 Ways Your Board Must Participate in Year-End Giving
August 17, 2022 at 11:16 am

When you equip boards to confidently participate in your year-end efforts, the results can be amazing. Their voices and connections amplify your work and lead to even greater mission impact during the time of year when most philanthropy occurs.

Nonprofit Mergers: When Culture Trumps the Contracts
July 22, 2022 at 9:59 am

The number of nonprofits considering a merger increased during the pandemic. The National Council of Nonprofits reported in February that state associations and consultants have received “markedly increased requests” for information about how to dissolve or merge nonprofits.

How to Best Hire Your Next Nonprofit CEO
July 5, 2022 at 11:43 am

Before you embark on the tremendous responsibility of hiring a new CEO for your nonprofit, here are some best practices to implement.

What Makes an Excellent Board Member?
June 15, 2022 at 1:06 pm

Being a great nonprofit board member goes well beyond hard work or having plenty of expertise in a certain area. If you want to see constant success on your board, you need board members who will take your board to the next level.

Developing Board Time, Talent, Treasure — and Tradition
June 3, 2022 at 11:51 am

In your experience, have you dealt with board volunteers that have contributed the right combination of time, talent and treasure needed? Do board members in your organization understand their roles and responsibility to assist their nonprofit generally and with fundraising specifically?

5 Epic Board Fundraising Fails
May 27, 2022 at 11:49 am

There are many fundraising fails. Staff frequently fail at cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, just to name a few, but let’s talk about board fundraising fails. Here are my top five.