3 Ways to Drive a Culture of Philanthropy Instead of a Culture of Charity
February 22, 2022 at 11:56 am

There is a lot of talk in our industry about developing a culture of philanthropy. It’s the hot buzzword these days at strategic planning sessions and board retreats. But what does developing a culture of philanthropy really mean in the day-to-day life of a nonprofit professional?

Reverse Board Inaction With Informative Reports 
January 14, 2022 at 11:49 am

During the meeting — and this may be the only activity that happens at the meeting — there will be reports. Sometimes it feels like one report after another with an occasional question thrown-in and some member moving, and then the board votes to accept the report. And then, the meeting is over. Is this what you really signed up for?

A Guide to Having a Board Recruitment Strategy
December 14, 2021 at 12:35 pm

Board recruitment is important as you must find leaders who have the right perspectives that align with your organizational strategies, goals and needs. It is not about recruiting one person. It is about building a diverse group over time that can take your organization to the next level.

The Nonprofit Board Treasurer: 4 Myths Busted
December 7, 2021 at 8:00 am

Are board members' expectations fair and realistic about what is involved with the board treasurer job and who should take on this role? Here are four of the most commonly shared myths about nonprofit board treasurers.

Building a Mission-Driven Board for Your Nonprofit
November 22, 2021 at 1:21 pm

Your board is at the root of everything you do — they are true leaders and advisors of your organization, mission and values. But how do they truly become your best advocates?

How Nonprofits Can Create Inclusive Boards in a New Normal
October 19, 2021 at 11:51 am

Although diverse boards better serve their stakeholders and communities, recruiting and retaining these members continue to be challenging. With the right tactics, boards will be able to improve their makeup while still fulfilling their mission.

3 Ways To Resolve Board Participation Challenges
October 5, 2021 at 8:00 am

The board is the nonprofit’s caretaker and does its work on behalf of the public. Nonprofit execs have the task of understanding and executing how best to achieve the mission as defined by the board. Let's explore the factors that can affect and strategies that can address challenges to fully engaging board members...

How To Diversify Your Nonprofit Board
September 23, 2021 at 12:52 pm

Building a multi-faceted board can help your nonprofit organization make better decisions, diversify its supporter base and better serve the community. While everyone understands the need for diversification, many nonprofit professionals and board members don’t know where to begin...

Addressing the Elephant in the Boardroom
September 8, 2021 at 10:58 am

There is an elephant in boardrooms across national and international lines that can no longer be ignored. That elephant is named discrimination and most frequently it takes the form of racial discrimination. Too many boards lack diversity...