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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, [...]

4 Reasons Why This Is Your Most Important Committee

2018-08-01T23:05:08+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Do you wanna guess what committee it is?  In my years of working with many different types of nonprofit organizations, it has been proven over and over again. It’s the Board Development Committee.  Sometimes it’s called the Governance Committee, or the Nominating Committee.  I prefer "Board Development", because when functioning well, it's doing exactly that [...]

The Secret to Re-Engaging the Disengaged Board Member

2018-07-17T21:51:43+00:00July 17th, 2018|

  You know the one. They show up to board meetings- sometimes. Or they say they’ll do some stuff but there’s a 50-50 chance it will get done. Or they DO have good intentions but they haven’t been truly plugged in for a while. Or they’re the first one to leave a meeting. Or they [...]

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