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What’s the Point of a Nonprofit Board, Anyway?
Here we take an unconventional look at three dimensions of why boards exist: Legal reasons, mission reasons, and political reasons.
A Devil’s Advocate on the Board?
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 …
Loans From Nonprofit Board Members
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 Leads an Organization Out of the Ashes
A board chair shares how their organization found itself on the precipice of bankruptcy and then was able to walk away.
The Nonprofit Board’s Role in HR
The role of the board of directors in personnel or human resource administration is frequently a sticky issue for nonprofits.
A 360-Degree Look at the Organization: Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us
The 360-Degree Look helps compensate for the board’s limited view of how well the organization is functioning by seeking other viewpoints.
Speed Up the Board Recruitment Process!
Three easy ways to accelerate the nonprofit board recruitment process by pre-qualifying prospective candidates.
The Board Builds Its Sense of Self: Body-Building for Boards
Perhaps the single most important attribute of an effective board is also its most intangible: An independent sense of itself.
Three Steps to Effective Board Oversight of Insurance
Be sure that your nonprofit is getting the most value out of your relationship with your broker, and with your insurance companies.
Thinking the Unthinkable: Maybe We Should Shut Down
For nonprofits, it’s hard not to think that closing down is the ultimate disaster. But sometimes a lack of money or energy forces the issue.