– A Sneak Peak Into “Nonprofit Governance – Governing”
Take an Inside Look at the Chapters of This Ebook:
1. Board Recruitment
Nonprofit board development is THAT important. Not just to the organization as a whole, but how it directly impacts fundraising effectiveness.
A board dream team does not just appear. It needs to be systematically developed. It all starts with an inventory through the creation of a recruitment matrix…
2. Board Self Assessment
Self-evaluation is an excellent way to maintain board awareness around its responsibilities as a board and the potential need for changes on the board level. It is a great way to check in with each…
3. Board Expectations
Board members need position descriptions for governance at the board level.
Just like in the “real” world, we wouldn’t expect to hire someone or to take a job that does not have a position description. The case is the same here. Why would we expect a board member to come on board without outlining for them their duties and responsibilities and sharing that with…
4. Board Committees
Just like with board of directors, board committees need position descriptions and expectations. Now, I won’t recommend specific committees because each organization is different, but the basics such as finance and governance committees are…
5. The Capital Campaign
What’s a board to do? In a capital campaign, board members should make the organization a priority through:
– Reviewing their philanthropic priorities and committing to make a “stretch” gift to the campaign.
– Board members should all support the annual fund campaign each year in addition to supporting the capital campaign…
6. The Boards Job
An inside look into the board’s roles, qualifications, functions, and scope of authority.
The board of directors is legally and morally (ethically) accountable for the health and effectiveness of the organization. The board ensures that the organization achieves its mission in an ethical, transparent, accountable, and prudent manner. The board’s job is…
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