Author: Debbie DiVirgilio

How is the Board Performing?

One of the best practices in nonprofit board governance is having the board complete a board assessment on a regular basis. Generally, a board assessment should be conducted at least every two years. For many nonprofits and ministries, this is a new concept-in the past, many organizations never assessed the functioning of the board, but…
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Building on a Firm Foundation

Most ministries have a mission statement, and some have vision statements and identified organizational values. In today’s world, the message that is being sent to the world by Christian organizations is coming through our actions, our inactions and our attitudes much louder than in our print or electronic materials. Good, bad or indifferent, as soon…
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Can We Have Investments?

We occasionally get questions from nonprofits and ministries about whether or not it is permissible to have investments. Usually, the question comes about because a board member looks at the organization’s financials and sees a certain threshold of money in the checking account and makes a recommendation that the organization “invest” some money. While the…
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