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08
AUG
2018
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The Board’s Role in HR Governance

Nonprofit boards take various approaches to the role they play in the organization’s human resource (HR) activities. Some boards adopt a complete hands-off approach to the organization’s HR activities, while others expect full participation in the hiring of staff positions... Read More →
12
JUL
2018

The Importance of Balanced Board and Staff Leadership

Nonprofit leadership requires a healthy partnership between the board and its chief executive. Organizations benefit from active, engaged board leadership coupled with a chief executive with strong leadership skills. Too often, however, the leadership in nonprofit organizations... Read More →
06
OCT
2017
fall

Fall Tasks for Your Organization: Plan Now for Success in the Upcoming Year

It’s finally beginning to feel like fall.  Kids have settled into their school routines,  we can get pumpkin spice in everything, and with each day, the sun rises a little later and sets a little earlier. For most nonprofit organizations, fall is a time of events, year-end... Read More →
04
AUG
2017
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Is Your Organization Ready for the New Financial Reporting Standards?

For some, thinking about changes in financial reporting standards for nonprofit organizations can make sleepy summer days even sleepier; for the first time in twenty-four years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has released a major update to nonprofit accounting... Read More →
10
MAY
2017
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The Importance of Nonprofit Advocacy

We depend upon nonprofit organizations to be part of the community building equation. From addressing challenging issues like hunger and affordable housing to providing activities such as arts festivals and youth sports, we turn to the nonprofit sector to contribute to our... Read More →
05
APR
2017

Do Board Members Need To Do Fundraising?

I’m frequently asked if nonprofit board members need to do fundraising.  My short answer is always, “yes,” which often elicits a look of horror or resignation from the person asking. Fundraising is challenging. Few people have a natural affinity for it, and yet, it is a... 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 →
11
JAN
2013

Why Plan?

  Love ’em, or hate ’em, this is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions and setting goals. I’m one of those people who believe in goal setting—for me and for organizations. I find strategic planning engaging, setting SMART objectives invigorating, and tracking progress... Read More →