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23
AUG
2014
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Best practices for working with board committees

This post first appeared in the Corridor Business Journal. Unless its bylaws or articles prohibit or limit their use, a nonprofit board may develop committees to support its work. Committees serve various functions, from addressing complex and time-consuming issues to providing... Read More →
18
JUL
2014
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Exec evaluation should be clear

This post first appeared in the Corridor Business Journal. One of the responsibilities of the board is evaluation of the organization’s chief executive. In most organizations, performance evaluation is done annually. Too often, however, the executive must remind the board of this... Read More →
10
JUN
2014
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The Importance of Strategic Board Recruitment

One of the responsibilities of a board of directors is to manage and maintain itself. This responsibility includes recruiting new board members, providing adequate training for members, ensuring members are following through on their board responsibilities, and evaluating how... Read More →
19
MAY
2014

Relationship between board, chief executive critical to group

This post first appeared in the Corridor Business Journal. The relationship between the board and its chief executive is critical to the health of the organization. Ideally, this should be a relationship of co-leadership, one in which both parties are able to fully engage their... Read More →
12
MAY
2014

Performing an assessment

This post first appeared in the Corridor Business Journal. Most nonprofit organizations recognize that strengthening and building their organizational capacity enhances their programs and increases the impact of their essential work. Despite this, it is often a struggle for... Read More →
18
MAR
2014

Succession Planning: Ensuring Organizational Continuity During Leadership Changes

Developing a succession plan for an organization is a basic risk management exercise, yet many nonprofits have not taken the time to consider how they will continue their important work in the wake of leadership changes. Admittedly, succession planning takes time, but the time... Read More →
13
DEC
2013

Board Member Engagement

One of the frequent concerns that I hear from nonprofit staff and board leaders is about board member engagement. The challenge, however, is that board member engagement often has an ‘I’ll know it when I see it’ quality and we don’t always do a great job of describing what we... Read More →