Tag: board members

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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Onboarding Board Members

Most board members come onto a nonprofit board with a sense of excitement and anticipation. They are anxious to serve the organization and the cause it stands for. But, in all honesty, there is probably a little bit of nervousness since they are walking into a new situation that brings with it some “unknowns.” An…
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What Should I Expect of Board Members?

One of the questions that I am frequently asked by nonprofit leaders is how to recruit new board members and then immediately following that question is, “how do I get them involved?” All nonprofits are required to have a board of directors. According to the IRS, the board of directors, as a unit are legally…
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