Tag: nonprofit boards

Do We Need an Advisory Board?

Organizations often ask about starting an advisory board—usually because it sounds like a good idea because they often don’t have a clue about what an advisory board will do and what it won’t do. After looking at what an advisory board can do for your organization, you can make an educated decision about whether or…
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What in the World Do Board Members Do?

Nonprofit leaders and some brave board members often ask what are board members supposed to do? In other words, what is their job description?  Board members wear three hats within an organization-a legal hat, an ambassador hat and a volunteer hat.  Their role while wearing each of these hats is very different and often misunderstood. …
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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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