Looking for ways to make your board more accountable?
More than 50 percent of nonprofit CEOs are frustrated about their board’s accountability, a recent survey found. Nonprofit board accountability includes ensuring that your nonprofit stewards the resources it receives and follows all ethical and legal requirements and more. The MORE is where CEO and executive directors get frustrated.
When I work with clients, we start with the executive director to ensure their behavior isn’t part of the problem. I’ve discovered …Read More
Several summers ago, I sat in the outdoor amphitheater at Chautauqua Institute, listening to a lecture by Melvin Ming. Ming is the President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization that produces Sesame Street. In his address, he shared the background of Sesame’s Talk, Listen, Connect series. As I took notes, my Fundable Idea Meter went into overdrive.
What is a …Read More
Does your nonprofit board meander out of its lane? Does it micromanage staff and dive into operations issues? Watch this video to guide your board to develop strategy, policies, and govern.
Perhaps you, like millions of other people, saw the Oscar-winning movie Frozen. Frozen tells the story of two sisters, Anna and Elsa. Elsa is an unusual child: she can freeze things. When Elsa creates snow slides, both sisters have a blast. When Elsa accidentally freezes Anna, trouble ensues. Some boards are like Elsa. They inadvertently freeze opportunities that offer their nonprofit’s a better life.
Let me explain.
Perhaps your board is satisfied with the status …Read More
On Jan. 21 at 1 p.m., Eastern, Karen’s hosting an intimate 45 minute, pro-bono Zoom conversation for CEOs and executive directors (best for those with revenues greater than $700k) about effective nonprofit boards. This is a rare interactive opportunity to explore high-level thinking with other nonprofit executives about your board.
Let’s face it micromanaging is easier than governance. And, it’s always easier for your board to ask you to do the fundraising. …Read More
Boards who won’t fundraise. How can you deal with board members who flat-out reject anything to do with helping your raise donated money? First, recognize that two types of nonprofit boards exist and determine which type you have. Then, plan your success.
A Shocking Truth 0:25
The Two Types of Nonprofit Boards 0:30
The VERY Rare Board 1:00
The Most Common Type of Board 1:23
How Can You Create a Board who helps with Fundraising? 1:29
The Curriculum …Read More
Listen to this video to solve your board member recruitment challenges AND to establish a simple but effective system to generate a pipeline of prospects for your nonprofit organization. Discover Karen’s PBM list.
00:00 It’s That Time of Year Again
00:19 Solving the Board Recruitment Challenge Now and Later
00:23 The Usual Suspects
00:43 The Usual Suspects with a New Twist
01:02 Check with Your Vendors
01:40Approaching “Popular” Board Members
02:38 Avoiding Future Board Member Recruitment Panic
03:00 …Read More