Category: Blog

Who Does What?

According to the IRS and organizational By-laws, the Board of Directors is legally responsible for the organization.  But, once staff is hired, there are always questions about the role of the Chief Executive Officer (sometimes called the Executive Director) and his/her relationship with the Board of Directors. Ultimately, the goal is to have a positive…
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Building a Board Agenda

Nonprofit leaders often express frustration with how their board meetings operate.  Board meetings are a necessity but they don’t have to be boring, dry and uninspiring.  Instead, board meetings can be an effective strategy to engage board members and inspire them to become active members of the board. The flow and activities of board meetings…
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Thanks, Gracias, Merci!

Once you have received the gift that you were seeking, you may think that your work is done. However, the most important part of you work has not even happened yet.  Now, you need to say thank you. Many donors tell me that they just can’t believe that they gave a gift to XYZ organization…
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