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 [...]
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Do you ever feel like funders are running your nonprofit instead of you? Do you have all the unrestricted cash you need? Then ask yourself why you're allowing that. I don't always agree with Vu Lee but I thought his post this week was so spot on, that I must share it. This topic is [...]
Just because something has always been done that way, doesn’t mean it works for you anymore. If you’re struggling to achieve an effective and high-performing nonprofit board, rethink your approach and know it’s ok to turn your board structure upside down to get the results you need. Not everything is etched in stone. Here are [...]
You may have a handful of board members who meet or exceed your fundraising expectations. Good for you! You’re in the minority. This continues to be an ongoing challenge according to the Board Source Leading With Intent Study. You need your board to rise to the occasion – too many people in the community are [...]
It’s your job. If you’re an officer of the board, the ED/CEO or another volunteer in a leadership role, it’s your job. Ask any board member. They want to do a good job. They want to advance your important mission work. And they want you to hold them accountable. They didn't join your board to [...]
A chief complaint among both nonprofit Executive Directors and Board Chairs is that board members are reluctant to fundraise. We hear it all the time. So what's the difference between the organizations that struggle with this and the ones who have nailed it? The ones who get it right invest in their board members [...]