Boards & Governance Best Practices
Serving on a nonprofit board can be an incredibly rewarding experience. But it isn’t a responsibility to be taken lightly. In the past decade, government has implemented rigorous rules that govern the actions of boards of public companies. These have inspired many state laws that apply to your nonprofit. And, public expectation for good governance is greater than ever before.
What does the Boards & Governance section address?
Here, we address the legal and ethical responsibilities that come with being a board member. We also look at best practices related to board operations, recruitment, fundraising and internal communications. This is the business side of any nonprofit, and it all leads to greater effectiveness of one of your most powerful assets: your nonprofit board.
Boards & Governance FAQ
Learn about standards of conduct as well as the laws and guidelines applied to nonprofit boards. Continue reading
Discover what it means to establish and follow a mission and how it can shape the success of your nonprofit. Continue reading
Considerations such as size, quorum, effective meeting planning, board member eligibility, term limits, committees and evaluations are all important in board operations. Continue reading
Discover attributes to look for in potential board members and how to go about finding and recruiting them. Continue reading
The role of the board chair is vital to the success of your organization. Discover how this person supports and collaborates with the executive director for strong and united leadership. Continue reading
Engaged board members wil enable your nonprofit to fulfill its mission by raising more funds and being better advocates. Develop strategies for leading and inspiring your board. Continue reading
Within a board there may be many unique talents and perspectives. Learn strategies to help facilitate effective communication to keep things consistent and productive. Continue reading
Understand the definition of bylaws, why they’re necessary, and how they can protect your organization. Continue reading
Find out strategies for dealing with board members who are “burnt out,” ineffective, not being utilized for the right position or are unsure of what’s expected of them. Continue reading
Learn the function of evaluating board member performance and how to proceed with implementing it as a management tool. Continue reading