Blog posts tagged with Boards
On the continuum from perfection to "oh dear", there are probably a few boards that have it all together. But wherever your board is in that range, there is almost certainly a way to align its practices more closely to the needs of your mission. And this doesn't always mean having to be better, sometimes it just means being different.
As a part of a nonprofit board, you have the responsibility to your community to be an effective leader and steward of measurable, sustainable impact. Over the past decade, nonprofits have made remarkable strides in demonstrating impact to their stakeholders. In fact, our ability to effectively evaluate and measure our work has become the standard for success.
Strategies that help empower and inspire your board members to embrace fundraising success.
When was the last time you looked at the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws for your nonprofit? It's important to review them to compare what's written to what's really happening at your organization.
Find out the three biggest concerns of nonprofit boards and why Emma Kieran, founder of Pilot Peak Consulting, says they’re missing something very important.
In order to have a strong, effective group of board members, the executive director should always be on the lookout for promising candidates and stay closely involved in the process of hiring, educating, and diversifying the board. Here are 9 steps to do just that.
Machinery clunks to a halt between floors. Two strangers are stuck. No phone. No answer but echoes to their cries for help. Scary, right? Except they’re on an escalator. Does this scene describe your nonprofit's struggle with board fundraising?
Ten years ago, I received a call asking, "Would you be interested in joining our board?" It would have been helpful to have a list of questions to ask current board members and the executive director before I began this journey.
A common refrain among executive directors is that board members aren’t involved enough in fundraising. Fundraising, however, is one of the fundamental responsibilities of a board member. Here are a few ideas for board members to get more comfortable with fundraising.
Above all, aim to resolve the issue amicably within the organization before resorting to lawsuits and filing complaints with legal authorities.