Help your board members avoid dysfunction and clearly understand their roles in supporting your nonprofit’s success.
The story of a nonprofit board member going through the turmoil of divorce. How divorce made it difficult to serve on the board.
There is an abundance of advice for nonprofit boards and EDs that speaks to the advantages of “partnership” and “open communications.” But sometimes that advice just doesn’t feel like enough.
No executive director has all gifts, and many are brilliant. But what about the nonprofit CEO who is terrific in some ways but whose strengths are matched with some troubling flaws as well?
Nonprofit managers should know how to support a committee of volunteers: An Advisory Committee, a Board Finance Committee, or a coalition.
Having 100% of board members make personal donations is a cliché. But, if you have this requirement, make it as easy as possible.
Nonprofit executive directors often want boards to have lively discussions followed by votes that agree with the executive director.
“To err is human,” and as we all ruefully know, nonprofit board members and executive directors are typically human.
Often, conflicts of interest in nonprofits do not involve personal financial gain, but conflict of loyalty.
How can nonprofits properly handle a board member when they cross the line?