I take a straw poll when I work with boards and ask the more tenured members why they remain on the board. Every single time, the top one or two answers is because of the relationships they form while serving. Think about that. If they are inspired to stay on your board because of the [...]
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It’s super important that you have a trusting relationship, where you both work in partnership to lead the organization. And we’ve all seen it. An abuse of power, or the confusion around roles, or the lack of interaction; a weak relationship can manifest in many ways. And a weak relationship between the Board Chair and [...]
You may be feeling behind the eight ball if your year-end fundraising plan isn't quite on track. Been there. You're not alone so why not share some tools to support your success? Here are 3 resources and a bonus article to help move things along! Watch this webinar from Salesforce if you're: behind on [...]
Did you know you had one? Do you know what it is? Why is board culture a thing anyway? They just meet, talk and do some stuff, right? The truth is – if you aren’t being intentional about it, your board may struggle. I wonder how your board members would describe your board culture. Have [...]
Let’s cut to the chase. Odds are you took a bit of a break from meetings this summer while board members were on vacation and juggling kids’ schedules, etc. Good for you! Its nice to take a break and reset from time to time. So how are you planning to do that reset thing? Or [...]
How are you feeling about your nonprofit board these days? Are you wondering why they aren’t raising more money? Are you wishing they showed up to more meetings? Do you secretly think they aren’t sharing their expertise with you the way you wish they would? Here’s another question for you: what have you done for [...]