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The 4 Must-Do’s to Engage Your Nonprofit Board

2018-11-14T23:15:01+00:00November 14th, 2018|

I was recently interviewed for the Successful Nonprofits podcast (watch for it in January!) and one of the questions was – what are the most critically essential components to effectively engage a nonprofit board? You know by now that I firmly believe success starts with mindset. Take a minute to reflect on how you’re thinking [...]

Your CEO Report – Stop the Mundane Madness!

2018-10-30T08:40:11+00:00October 30th, 2018|

I'm sharing this week.  I haven't seen anyone else say it better yet so here you are - my gift to you.  (Even if you aren't an ED or CEO, please share these tips).  This post from Robert B. Acton via Board Source is genius: Board Members Zoning Out? Stop Reading the CEO Report He [...]

The 2 Mistakes to Avoid When Recruiting Board Members

2018-09-18T20:45:35+00:00September 18th, 2018|

  Okay so there are many things you don’t want to do when recruiting nonprofit board members. But here are the 2 most common that I see trip up nonprofit leaders most often. And you want to get it right because when you have enough of the right people focused on the right things, you [...]

Board Size Matters – The Secret to Finding Your Magic Number

2018-09-05T15:12:42+00:00September 5th, 2018|

I get asked that question pretty often – What's the right board size? The answer is – it depends. What are your goals? Do you currently have a composition that makes sense? You may have seen studies that will tell you the average nonprofit board size is around 17. So what? That includes hospitals, universities, [...]

4 Reasons Why This Is Your Most Important Committee

2018-08-01T23:05:08+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Do you wanna guess what committee it is?  In my years of working with many different types of nonprofit organizations, it has been proven over and over again. It’s the Board Development Committee.  Sometimes it’s called the Governance Committee, or the Nominating Committee.  I prefer "Board Development", because when functioning well, it's doing exactly that [...]

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