Category Archives: boards

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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Energize Your Board

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

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Is Fundraising The Board Responsibility?

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

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Who Manages the Board?

In my business, I hear a lot about boards—good, bad and very ugly.  What I don’t hear a lot about is Executive Directors who feel that they have much to do with their board members’ behavior.  But the board does … Continue reading

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Boards and Giving

The question that keeps coming up is “Should Board members be expected to give?” I keep wondering why that is a question at all. Of course Board members should give. In fact, if they aren’t already supporting the organization, why … Continue reading

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