January 17, 2024
Lead More: How to Curb 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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November 22, 2023
How to Make Progress on a Board Goal in 5 Minutes

Julia Koch, Director of Development and Advocacy at The Hope Project in Muskegon, MI, recently asked, “Do you have any suggestions for 5-minute training during board[…]

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November 22, 2023
How to Create Engaging Nonprofit Board Meetings

No matter how you calculate it, board meetings are expensive. You spend hours recruiting members, keeping people up-to-date, preparing for, attending, and doing follow-up tasks.[…]

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May 24, 2023
3 Breakthrough Questions to Ask in Rocky Board Meetings

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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February 20, 2023
Better Board Meetings: Do You Limit Seconds Before Firsts?

You want engaging nonprofit board meetings. How do you get there? In this video, Karen explains why it matters that only a few people talk[…]

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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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