Boards and Volunteers

Nonprofit Governance Is Not Intuitive
October 14, 2019 at 7:00 am

Few folks are “born” to be the volunteer leadership of a nonprofit, never mind the leader of the volunteers who are governing.

Tough Love for Nonprofit Board Member Fundraising
October 7, 2019 at 10:57 am

Engaging nonprofit board members in fundraising is one of the most persistent challenges that organizational leaders face. Sure, we can hire and train better staff members, find contractors to produce beautiful promotional materials and design the most impactful programming possible.

Achieving Fundraising Goals With Board Members
September 20, 2019 at 11:06 am

Board members for any nonprofit represent a team dedicated to advancing a nonprofit through the acquisition of time, talent and treasure. Every nonprofit board member before agreeing to serve on a board must agree to their role in the fundraising process.

Is It Time to Scale Your Nonprofit?
September 5, 2019 at 11:29 am

You have a mission in mind. You’ve drawn up your bylaws and values, you understand your business model and what you’re trying to achieve, you have a few people working on the internal team and there are a handful of trusted advisors acting as your board.

Nonprofit Sustainability Planning: 3 Questions Your Board Should Ask
August 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

A nonprofit sustainability plan identifies what and how resources will be generated to implement strategic and annual goals. The sustainability plan is the long-range income side of a nonprofit’s budget: a goal and strategies that demand the board’s understanding and commitment.

5 Pro Tips to Building the Nonprofit Board of the Future
August 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

In the past, the makeup of a nonprofit board of directors primarily consisted of people with a vested interest in your organization—early investors, lead donors or people the organization’s leader knows well and trusts. Board chairs would look to match certain kinds of experience and expertise, such as legal or financial.

Does Your Nonprofit Board Have Term Limits?
July 26, 2019 at 12:34 pm

One of the many activities that I have been asked to perform over the years is board training. Whether it is a governing board or advisory board, every nonprofit board needs structure and guidelines to follow. Recently, I was asked for board advice by a new CEO of a nonprofit.

Board Management Software: Only Pay for What You Need
July 24, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Smart nonprofits are always looking for better tools to engage their boards of directors. It’s an incredible time for productivity; there are digital solutions for almost every single need. However, there’s also a danger of overkill.