There’s nothing like a pandemic to get nonprofits thinking more intentionally about who they need to lead the organization. I guess that’s one positive thing we can take from 2020. Whether your board is too small, too unfocused, has too many gaps in expertise, isn't fully engaged or whatnot, I’m going to keep this simple. [...]
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As I’ve been connecting with Executive Directors and Board Presidents lately, I’m happy to see you focused on shoring up items related to your board structure. You’re reviewing processes and refining things like committee charters. Committee charters are considered a necessary part of good governance and are essential for several reasons: [...]
We’re in a pandemic. We can do very little socializing. Most of our interaction is taking place on phones or digitally. How in the world can we expect our board members to be ambassadors and engage the community now? It may not be as difficult as you think. We’ve seen creativity rule the day recently. You’ve [...]
When you go to a restaurant you peruse the menu for the items that suit your fancy at the moment. You narrow it down, ask about the specials and eventually select what will satisfy your nourishment needs. Maybe you decide on an appetizer to share; perhaps you splurge on dessert! I present to you a [...]
Something has been on my mind. I want to be sure, as you're moving forward through a pandemic, economic collapse and racial tension, you have the best possible odds of success. Have a look at this short video. Think about who can work alongside you. You're not alone. Don't try to go it alone. It [...]
Are you tired of trying to find those elusive board members who are ready, wiling and able to serve? I’m noticing that many nonprofits are working on building their boards now. The good news is they are doing it intentionally. And being selective. The pandemic and challenge of racial equity have a bright side. They [...]