Leadership: Board

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE Increasing board members’ comfort level in advocating for your nonprofit, while also increasing their willingness to fundraiser, is not rocket science! As a board leader, you can help your fellow members develop a useful functional vocabulary and achieve the comfort level they need to succeed. This quick tip outlines some things to […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE A meeting agenda is imperative. Not only can it help you keep a meeting running efficiently and effectively but the agenda can serve as an organizational historian, creating a “Card Catalogue” for retrieving important documents and event information. Your agenda should be drawn up by the board president typically with the assistance […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE Board reports help ensure that every board member is up to speed on all initiatives as they develop. This quick tip suggests a realistic report process, as well as fun and productive ways to get your board members to read them prior to meetings. Member Login

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE An executive committee (usually comprised of the board president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and staff executive director) is a necessary body for many nonprofits. The executive committee is typically authorized by the full board to take actions on its behalf in case of an emergency or immediate need when it is not […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE Exit interviews allow you to collect important information with an eye towards maintaining continuity and making necessary improvements to the board member experience. This packet includes a draft data collection form to use/modify when conducting exit interviews. Member Login

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