Assessing the Current Makeup of Your Nonprofit Board

Last month, in our continuing series on strengthening your agency’s board and volunteer leadership, I outlined the specific responsibilities of the committee on governance and leadership development.  This month I will look at assessing the current makeup of your nonprofit board. Board Member … [Read more...]

Assuring the Best in Nonprofit Management: The Committee on Governance and Leadership Development

The single most important committee of a nonprofit organization’s board is its committee on governance and leadership development (whatever it may be called).  It is charged with identifying and successfully engaging the future leadership of the agency. Regrettably, in many nonprofits, about six … [Read more...]

A New Year…A New Chance for a Stronger Effective and Productive Nonprofit Board

Tonight—if you are reading this on January 3, 2012—begins the formal portion of the quadrennial, but, truly, never-ending quest for the Presidency of the United States. For the next ten-plus months, we will hear about leadership and its importance. Regardless of your politics, even if you are one … [Read more...]