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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, [...]

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