Blog posts tagged with Boards
The best approach is to engage with board members on a one on one basis and discuss why they are involved, revisit their emotional connection to the mission, review others to potentially contact, and determine the best strategy or approach.
When was the last time you looked at the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws for your nonprofit? It's important to review them to compare what's written to what's really happening at your organization.
Find out the three biggest concerns of nonprofit boards and why Emma Kieran, founder of Pilot Peak Consulting, says they’re missing something very important.
In order to have a strong, effective group of board members, the executive director should always be on the lookout for promising candidates and stay closely involved in the process of hiring, educating, and diversifying the board. Here are 9 steps to do just that.
Machinery clunks to a halt between floors. Two strangers are stuck. No phone. No answer but echoes to their cries for help. Scary, right? Except they’re on an escalator. Does this scene describe your nonprofit's struggle with board fundraising?
Ten years ago, I received a call asking, "Would you be interested in joining our board?" It would have been helpful to have a list of questions to ask current board members and the executive director before I began this journey.
A common refrain among executive directors is that board members aren’t involved enough in fundraising. Fundraising, however, is one of the fundamental responsibilities of a board member. Here are a few ideas for board members to get more comfortable with fundraising.
Above all, aim to resolve the issue amicably within the organization before resorting to lawsuits and filing complaints with legal authorities.