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In this issue, Blue Avocado offers a powerful approach to determining your board’s agenda — and work — for the year.
A nonprofit dashboard gives important information to decision-makers such as executives and boards in a quick-read way.
Consultant David La Piana discusses how boards tend to be frustrated with their committees when they don’t know how to organize them.
A board of directors proactively supporting volunteer involvement can dramatically increases its potential achievement level.
Here we take an unconventional look at three dimensions of why boards exist: Legal reasons, mission reasons, and political reasons.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if boards could foresee the obstacles ahead – in time to make the right decisions? Absent a few sprinkles of fairy dust, using the devil’s advocate technique might assist you in identifying such obstacles. A devil’s advocate (D …
Should a nonprofit organization accept a personal loans from a board member? Some of the choices in how such loans can be made. A starting point for a discussion with the board or a discussion with your personal financial advisor.
A board chair shares how their organization found itself on the precipice of bankruptcy and then was able to walk away.
The role of the board of directors in personnel or human resource administration is frequently a sticky issue for nonprofits.
The 360-Degree Look helps compensate for the board’s limited view of how well the organization is functioning by seeking other viewpoints.