Run a Productive, Fun Nonprofit Board Meeting

When you hear the words “Nonprofit Board Meeting,” what comes to mind? How do you feel? I’m willing to bet I know the answer. In one word, “UGH.” If you are like most nonprofit leaders, the thought of a Board meeting creates feelings of dread, the blahs, the “let’s get it over withs”, the “I

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Where to Find the Perfect People to Fill Your Nonprofit Board Positions

Ask any nonprofit leader what their biggest challenge is, and you’ll hear an overwhelming majority of them tell you that filling their empty Board positions is a source of stress and angst.  They would love to find amazing new Board members who will contribute both their time and talent to help lead the nonprofit.

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How to Engage Board Members in Fundraising

If you’ve been in the nonprofit sector for at least a couple of years, then you understand many board members don’t like to raise money. But, while it might make things challenging, it is understandable. In other words, most people don’t feel comfortable asking friends, colleagues, and family for money. And, this remains true

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How To Manage Your First Board of Directors

If there’s one thing that can drag down a small nonprofit, it’s a broken Board, especially when it’s your nonprofit’s first Board of Directors. Maybe you’ve been there – busting your can to grow your small nonprofit and you’ve got Board members who don’t show up, don’t want to lift a finger to help,

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The 10 roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit Board of Directors

Every nonprofit has a Board of Directors. Yet most people don’t understand what exactly the Board’s job is. It’s surprising how many Board members themselves are confused about their role. Some Executive Directors are a little unsure what their Board should be doing, but they’re pretty sure it’s more than what they’re doing now!

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100% Board Giving: How to get your nonprofit Board members to give

“How can I get my nonprofit Board members to give?” I bet you’ve asked this question yourself. As well you should. Your Board should be giving. It’s part of their job. As leaders of your organization, they should be the FIRST ones to make a donation. Yet some don’t. Why is that? Why don’t

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How to build your first nonprofit Board

Building your first nonprofit Board is both fun and challenging. It’s a huge opportunity to pull in people who can help you launch your dream and fulfill your nonprofit’s purpose. For some people, it’s the first time they ask for help, which can be a bit unnerving and make the process challenging. The big

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7 Tips to Move Your Board From Flat-Lined to Fantastic in Fundraising

One of the biggest complaints I hear from Executive Directors and Development folks is that they wish their Board would help with fundraising.   It’s their job, right? A nonprofit Board is supposed to “ensure adequate resources” for the organization.   And it’s not like they want their Board members to make million-dollar Asks. They30

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7 Drama-Minimizing Tools Every Nonprofit Board Needs

Ideally, your Board should be made up of people who care deeply about the work your nonprofit does and are willing to give their time, talent, and treasure to see it be successful. Unfortunately, most people who serve on nonprofit Boards don’t understand what they’ve said “yes” to.  They don’t know how Boards are supposed30

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A Nonprofit 180: CASA of the Tennessee Heartland

We all love a good story about an underdog who is able to turn around a seemingly impossible situation. It gives us hope that we can do it ourselves. Well, I wouldn’t exactly call Naomi Asher an underdog, but she’s a determined Executive Director who turned her organization around 180 degrees and went from disaster […]

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