You know you should probably do one. But maybe you’ve had some mixed results with a board retreat in the past. You certainly don’t want to waste anyone’s time. So let’s be sure you hit a home run in 2019! Here are 3 Steps for a Successful Board Retreat: 1. Establish meaningful objectives for the [...]
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You’ve been asking your volunteers to do a lot and now they’re elbows deep in your year end giving efforts. Are they fried? How can you tell? Look for these signs: Not showing up or showing up late and leaving early Not returning your calls or emails Avoiding eye contact Yawning, sleeping or otherwise being [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]