Is your nonprofit’s board prepared for transition?
The best board-succession plan is to have a board that operates according to proven practices, an approach that will enable it to perform effectively regardless of planned or unexpected turnover.
Maximizing your board’s impact
Clear two-way communication from the CEO and board chair to other board members can ensure you have a working board where all members understand and embrace their individual roles.
The board needs to get out more
While fiduciary oversight is a critical responsibility for nonprofit boards, getting outside the boardroom and into the community can increase the board’s commitment to the organization and the issues that drive its mission.
Building a better board
By putting the same time and effort into recruiting and selecting board members as they do in hiring senior staff, nonprofits can create passionate, hard working boards.
Finding the right board size
The optimal nonprofit board is small enough for every board member to play a significant role, yet large enough to get the work of the board done.
Ideas that work: Engaging board members in stewardship first
By engaging in donor stewardship, nonprofit board members can overcome their reluctance to participate in the organization’s fundraising efforts.
Helping boards be responsible fiscal stewards
With nonprofits still reeling from the effects of the recession, it is critical board members be equipped to take their responsibility for fiscal oversight seriously.
Growing board engagement: Part I – Bylaws
This three-part series is designed to help nonprofits increase board engagement by focusing on three critical areas: the impact of bylaws, the format and content of meetings and the decision-making process.
It’s time to focus on ‘return on mission’
The recession has taken a toll on nonprofits and now is the time for boards to adopt a ‘return on mission’ stance and champion efforts to build capacity.
Board effectiveness: Is expanding the answer?
As the recession forces nonprofits to compete for coveted dollars, many are considering expanding their boards of directors.