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Category Archives: boards
Boards. For a small nonprofit, recruiting the right board members may be the hardest chore. Harder even than fundraising. So much time is spent on finding 15-20 good board members. Board members with affluence and influence. Those who can open … Continue reading
He is exactly the kind of board member you want: affluent, influential, and willing to share his network. But he’s not going to serve on any nonprofit board soon. Why? Well, after talking to a number of organizations, his sense … Continue reading
OK, you’re probably thinking that is an oxymoron. How can your board be too involved? Many of you would do an awful lot just to get your board involved at all. But, as my sister always tells me, beware … Continue reading
Many years ago, I worked at a University whose Foundation had a board of 66 members. “Are you crazy?” I asked the Executive Director. “How do you manage 66 board members?” “I don’t,” he responded, shrugging. “Only about 20% of … Continue reading
According to BoardSource, nonprofit boards have 10 basic responsibilities. They range from determining mission and purpose to enhancing the organization’s public standing. In between there are responsibilities about selecting and evaluating the chief executive, ensuring effective planning, providing oversight and … Continue reading