January 17, 2024
More Leading: How to Redirect Your Board’s Micromanaging Habit

One way that board members behave in meetings comes from mirroring other members and the CEO. When nonprofit CEOs do too little leading, the board[…]

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May 24, 2023
3 Powerful Questions to Ask Your Board in Tough Conversations

Is your board stuck? Circling? Confused? Probably–if your nonprofit board has grappled with the same topic for what seems like forever. You’d like them to[…]

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April 27, 2023
How to Stop Your Board’s Fixation on the Wrong People

Too many CEOs lose sleep when their nonprofits get stuck. One common cause for getting bogged down is too much focus on the wrong people.[…]

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April 12, 2023
Better Boards: The Magic of Ending Meetings with Peer Shoutouts

Most board meeting end “with a whimper.”* If you would like to end your meeting with a wow, instead of a whimper, ask everyone to[…]

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September 15, 2022
Bump Up Your Board Show Notes

Drat! Nearly every member wears a “resting bored face“ five minutes into your board meeting.” You’ve lost them—again. You know it doesn’t have to be[…]

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August 2, 2022
How to Prevent Board Meeting Zombies

At board meetings, do your nonprofit board member look like zombies? Like they are watching a video instead of engaging in a critical discussion? Disengaged[…]

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July 27, 2022
9 Ways to Engage Your Board at Virtual Meetings

Virtual nonprofit board meetings are here to stay. Nonprofit leaders have adopted them for keeps. Why? Members don’t have to drive, can wear their PJs,[…]

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March 21, 2022
3 Board Engagement Ground Rules that Prevent CEO Headaches

When it comes to board engagement, an ounce of prevention is easily worth tons of cure! Nobody wants to police conflicts of interest, chase deadwood,[…]

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January 31, 2022
Board Engagement: 3 Things to Stop Doing Now

It’s frustrating when you ask your board to help–for them to be engaged–and everyone looks at their phones. You need board engagement so the board[…]

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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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