Boards and Volunteers

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.

A How-To Guide for Nonprofit Board Engagement
July 9, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Effective nonprofit board management is about more than To-Do lists or getting through an agenda. You need to be able to communicate effectively, to let your board know what your organization expects from them and, above all, respect your members’ time and service...

2019 Board Member of the Year: Ken Duncan
July 8, 2019 at 12:26 pm

People Incorporated is the Twin Cities’ largest community-based provider of mental health services, capitalizing on its mission to support mental health and wellness in the community through collaboration and integration of care...

Board Member Engagement Increases Corporate Sponsorships
July 2, 2019 at 11:51 am

Nonprofit board members should always be looking for opportunities to help fundraise. To be sustainable, the nonprofit needs every member of the board involved in your development efforts. One excellent place to start is securing corporate sponsors...