How to Help Your Board Stay in the Governance Lane: Added Value Video
Does your nonprofit board meander out of its lane? Does it micromanage staff, and dive into operations issues? This video will help you lead your board to develop strategy, policy, and improve the CEO’s effectiveness instead.
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Give, Get, or Grow a Hero: Toward a New Vision for Your Nonprofit Board
You’ve heard it said that board members should give, get, or get off. What if we, as nonprofit leaders, offered a better, third option?
The expression, of course, means that board member should give their own money, help the nonprofit to get money, or depart the board. I don’t have a problem with the give or get part. It’s the “get off” always rubs me the wrong way.
Don’t misunderstand my discomfort. Board members must give. Boards need to help …
Lasso the Future: Moving Your Noncommittal Board Candidates Off the Fence
Today’s the day. You plan to ask a candidate whom you’ve vetted and wooed for months to serve on your board. You plan what to say if they answer yes or no. But how will you respond if they tell you, “I want to think about it?” How will you graciously allow think-time but avoid holding open space for them “just in case,” while the candidate slowly disappears off your radar screen?
How to Ask Your Board to Help with Fundraising Today & Get Profitable Results
Your board wants to help lead you to greater fiscal health. You want the same thing. Why then do so many CEOs tell me they’re disappointed in the board support they receive when it comes to generating income?
Often, boards don’t understand what you mean by “help.”
Interpret their roles as advisory and recommend tag sales, grants, and strong-arming new homebuyers with estates
Ignore your request and wait for another task they better understand