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01
JUN
2018
red peonies blooming

Improving Board Member Engagement

I frequently hear concerns from board leaders and nonprofit executives about lack of board member engagement in their organizations. Details range from poor meeting attendance to failure to participate in committee work, events, or fundraising. While every board faces its... Read More →
05
JAN
2017

Planning an Effective Board Retreat

A retreat provides the opportunity to step away from the ‘meeting as usual’ approach to address larger organizational issues. This could mean developing a strategic plan, determining an annual work plan, or having a strategic discussion about the organization’s programming mix... Read More →
31
OCT
2014

Do your board meetings need a makeover?

This post first appeared in the Corridor Business Journal. Outside of the few wonkish people who really enjoy board meetings, these events aren’t usually very sexy or exciting. They’re often filled with overly detailed minutes of previous meetings, bewildering financials and... Read More →
30
JAN
2013

Working Your Plan at Your Board Meetings

So you’ve got a plan for your organization. You’ve even taken it down to developing action steps, but how does an organization—particularly one that’s all volunteer—really work its plan? Intentionally. Any ‘work’ that is not moving you in the direction of yo... Read More →