After unveiling its current strategic framework, BoardSource’s board and senior leadership reflected on what they learned from the planning process. The result was six key insights that may help you with your strategic planning.
Your story is what attracts people to you—and what keeps them coming back. A story that captures the imagination and motivates your audience to take action is the foundation of your success as a nonprofit leader.
Even the most organized, responsible, and amiable board needs to document its activities, internal rules, and processes. In this free, colorful infographic, we present the board’s must-have documents. Are your “papers” in order?
Carefully crafted bylaws and adherence to them can help ensure the fairness of your board decisions and provide protection against legal challenges. Give your bylaws the attention they demand. This free resource is designed to help.
This template, developed by the TAWB Member Services Committee, provides a thorough overview of the workforce system in Texas which can be customized to individual board areas. To receive the PowerPoint version, contact TAWB Executive Director Greg Vaughn.
A strong partnership between the chief executive and board chair is essential to leading an effective organization. When the relationship goes awry, it’s often due to confusion over individual responsibilities. This infographic is designed to help delineate who does what.
Board meeting logistics are important to pay attention to if you want your board meeting to have a maximum impact. In this BoardSource blog post from our archives, learn about the where, when, and how of planning effective and enjoyable meetings, both for nonprofit staff and board members.
Dig into BoardSource’s new report to learn what is happening in today’s nonprofit boardrooms. Gather insights into the sector’s governance trends, strengths, and challenges. Use the data to start a conversation with your board about how its composition, culture, and practices compare with your peers.
Many nonprofits have expanded their impact through strategic alliances and restructuring. They are finding that they can do more in partnership with others than they can do alone. The Power of Possibility campaign is focused on inspiring nonprofit collaboration. Learn more about those strategic moments when your leadership should be considering strategic partnerships.
As the recognized expert on nonprofit boards, BoardSource has formalized a set of recommended governance practices that reflect our decades of experience working with tens of thousands of nonprofit board leaders and conducting extensive research on board practices. They highlight essential, leading, and compliance practices.
Exceptional board members build on their basic responsibilities and pay attention to how they approach board service. Perfect for those new to board service, this resource explains six ways in which board members can go from good to great.
This checklist is a general outline to guide the orientation of new board members. Your organization should modify it as you see fit to ensure that all new board members are provided with the information necessary to fulfill their responsibilities.