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Nonprofit Boards

Nonprofit CEOs Need To Be Peers NOT Powerhouses - Interface More Frequently with Individual Board Members

Eugene Fram | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Simply having board meeting contact with directors isn't sufficient for a 21st century nonprofit CEO. Following are three professional approaches the CEO can take for developing better communications with board members.

You Might Have a Dysfunctional Board If...

Joan Garry | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Joan Garry

I can tell you from my own experience as a board member, it's frightfully easily how dysfunction can set in. I'm as guilty as anybody.

The Real Story of Nonprofit Partnerships -- Listening is Believing!

Eugene Fram | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

After many years of viewing both sides of the fence, via consulting assignments and board chair positions, I have observed verbal behaviors that clearly reveal how the two groups view each other.

A Nonprofit Board's Best Friend: A Robust Business Plan

Eugene Fram | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Eugene Fram

The key to long-term success for a nonprofit board is to seriously evaluate business plans on a regular schedule, even if a status quo plan is desired. However, there are some alternatives that can be developed if changes are needed.

Please Don't Make Me Talk About Money: 3 Tips for Getting Your Board Engaged in Fundraising

Shar McBee | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Shar McBee

Money is not the root of all evil. Money is the mother's milk of nonprofit organizations. So why are your board members afraid to talk about milk? Try these three tips to make it easier for your board to engage in fundraising.

Nonprofit Fraud Robs Charities of Substantial Dollars

Eugene Fram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Some directors argue boards can do little to prevent fraud. I argue that every director should know enough about finances to raise issues about questionable activities.

Terrified of Fundraising?

Joan Garry | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Joan Garry

Look -- I get it. It's that weird thing people have about talking to people about their own money. Maybe it feels inappropriate in some way? But I'll be blunt -- you have to stop thinking of it this way. And with all due speed.

Nonprofit Board Self-Assessment: Creating the Path Forward

Alice Korngold | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Given financial threats and opportunities and a passion for their missions, a growing number of NGO/nonprofit boards are seeking to assess how they can become stronger and more effective in maximizing their greater potential.

'This Is Alice Korngold, She's an Activist'

Alice Korngold | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Alice Korngold

By sixteen I could have been the poster child for a crisis nursery, domestic violence shelter, and rape crisis center. On the positive side, however, I grew up in a neighborhood with friends from many countries, religions, and races.

Imaginary Boards: The Secret to a Better World

Alice Korngold | Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Imagine the board also fulfilling a fourth duty: the duty of imagination -- envisioning the greater potential of the organization to advance the community it serves.

The Nonpartisan Agenda of Corporate Social Responsibility

Alice Korngold | Posted 02.01.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Today, companies are engaging with social and environmental causes that align with their corporate purposes. This is corporate social responsibility.

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence's President & CEO on Nonprofit Mergers

Aaron Hurst | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) links Cleveland area businesses to nonprofits and provides consulting, on, among other topics -- nonprofit mergers...

Are Nonprofit Boards a Good Idea?

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Are nonprofit boards a social innovation worthy of export or would you recommend other countries find a better model?