November 23, 2021
3 Board Recruitment Mistakes to Avoid

As you recruit nonprofit board members, avoid three common board member recruitment mistakes. Why? Your job satisfaction as a nonprofit CEO or executive director depends[…]

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September 27, 2021
Better Board Orientations

Your board orientation is a great tool to educate your nonprofit board and get new board members started on the right foot. This video outlines[…]

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August 30, 2021
5 Practical Tips for Genius Board Retreats

You’re planning a nonprofit board retreat. What do you need to do to create a successful and effective board retreat? In this three-minute video, Karen[…]

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August 20, 2021
Dynamic Board Retreats: 3 Questions CEOs Ask to Build Them

It’s time to plan your board retreat. You want the retreat to benefit your nonprofit, the board, and frankly, to make your job easier. You[…]

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July 11, 2021
Say No to More Boring Nonprofit Strategic Planning!

New clients tell me they are frustrated and, frankly, bored with strategy work. The recommendations are generic. And, they finished the tasks within a year.[…]

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April 30, 2021
How to Move from an Operational to a Governance Board in 5 “Easy” Steps

One of my early professional jobs involved making hospital visits. One week at a new hospital, I rode the elevator to the second floor to[…]

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March 24, 2021
How to Manage Challenging Board Members

Are they a jerk, or do they have a point? He was problematic. After working with hundreds of boards over two decades, he stands out.[…]

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March 1, 2021
Crafting a Kick-Ass Board Agenda

How often do your board members leave your meeting, declaring that it was the best meeting they had all month? Did you know that a[…]

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February 22, 2021
Evaluate Your Board to Keep Your Board Love Affair Going

You’re proud of your board. They volunteer their time and energy. Moreover, they donate cash each year. You work as partners to further your mission.[…]

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February 16, 2021
What Can Sesame Street Teach Your Board About New Programs?

Imagine yourself as a preschool child having to say good-bye to someone who is nearly your whole world. Several summers ago, I sat in the[…]

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