Category Archives: boards

Should Boards Have Give and/or Get Policies?

The man was defensive. “I wouldn’t serve on a board,” he told me, “if I was told it was dependent on my making a gift of a certain size.  It would make me feel like an ATM and that the only … Continue reading

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What Are Boards For?

Boards.  Probably the biggest source of consternation for many nonprofit executives.  How to get them?  What to do with them?  How to get them to do what you want them to do? If I were to compile an FAQ for … Continue reading

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Right-Sizing Your Board

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

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The Board Member Who Got Away

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

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The Too Involved Board

  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

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