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.
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.
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.
A new executive, and hopefully every nonprofit employee, often consumes a large part of their first day of employment in the human resources office being onboarded to the proper processes and rules of the organization. But what if, for CEOs in particular, a bit more ritual was added?
If you desperately want to instill a culture of philanthropy, but it’s just not coming together, read these practical tactics to attack the problem from the sides rather than head on.
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.
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?