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.
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.
Finding the right nonprofit degree program
The number of schools of nonprofit management are on the rise, but due diligence is required to determine which one will best meet your needs.
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.
Board elections: Secret ballot or show of hands
While each method has its pros and cons, either should work well, assuming the underlying slate of candidates has been thoroughly vetted and meets the organization’s criteria for board service.
Nonprofit salaries in 2010
As nonprofit executives and boards begin the budgeting process, many are wondering whether, and by how much, they should raise salaries this year.
Registering to solicit donations
With both the IRS and states paying close attention to how and where nonprofits raise funds, it’s more important than ever to make sure organizations are properly registered to solicit money.
Growing board engagement: Part III – Decision-making
This final article in a three-part series on board engagement focuses on how to structure the decision-making process at board meetings.
Growing board engagement: Part II – Meetings
The second article in this three-part series on board engagement focuses on the format and content of board meetings.
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.