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NonProfit Storytelling: How to Stand out from the Crowd

NonProfit Storytelling: How to Stand out from the Crowd | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Simple tips for telling your charity's story that will make the reader engage with your cause
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Your board should serve as ambassadors for your organization. Storytelling is an essential skill set as they serve. 

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Who You Need on Your Nonprofit Board

Learn why your nonprofit's board is so instrumental and how to build your ideal board, whether you’re starting from scratch or revamping an existing group.

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5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves | npENGAGE

5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves | npENGAGE | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
There has long been a popular misconception—if a nonprofit has money, it must not need money. However, “not-for-profit” does not mean “no surpluses allowed.”
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Six habits of highly effective gala chairs

Six habits of highly effective gala chairs | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
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Why Its A Terrible Idea To Ask Board Members To Fundaise

Should board members be required (forced) to raise money? The video highlights the perils that can happen when board members are "forced" to ask donors for ...
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Why Board Engagement in Advocacy Is Essential

Why Board Engagement in Advocacy Is Essential | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it

With the release of a new edition of Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, BoardSource has formalized the expectation that advocacy is an essential board responsibility. Here’s why.

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How One Question Changed This Nonprofit Board Meeting

How One Question Changed This Nonprofit Board Meeting | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
After attending various board meetings from numerous types of nonprofits over the last 20 years, one particular gathering of the board for a local charity stands out as my favorite. Surprisingly, i...
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Great articulation on the benefits of hosting impromptu strategic discussions with your board.

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What Can a Nonprofit Chair Do to Fix a Dysfunctional Board? - Huffington Post

What Can a Nonprofit Chair Do to Fix a Dysfunctional Board? - Huffington Post | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
What Can a Nonprofit Chair Do to Fix a Dysfunctional Board?
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When a nonprofit is in trouble, any chair, who is aware of his/ her leadership responsibilities, should aspire to be the "fixer "of the fractured board.
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6 Ways to Attract Great Board Members

It's not always an intuitive process, but finding top people is possible if you are social and aim high.
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great tips

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Positioning Your Nonprofit Board for Strategic Leadership - Part 1

Positioning Your Nonprofit Board for Strategic Leadership - Part 1 | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Are you interested in building an active and strategically-oriented board of directors? You are not alone. According to a recent survey of regional and national studies about nonprofits’ greatest
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Advisory Board 101: Dear Advisors, Please Don’t Do This

Advisory Board 101: Dear Advisors, Please Don’t Do This | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Seeking out and forming a relationship with an advisor takes a lot of time for founders, so please make it worth their while.
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Exit Agreements for Nonprofit CEOs: A Guide for Boards and Executives

Exit Agreements for Nonprofit CEOs: A Guide for Boards and Executives The Nonprofit Quarterly As you will see below, it is no simple task to construct an agreement that meets the noble goals of the agreement, protects both parties, and conforms to...
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Exiting Executives is no simple task. Check out this guide for boards and executives

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Exposing the Keys to Unlock the Power of your Board

Exposing the Keys to Unlock the Power of your Board | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Ready to advance your mission? Here's a fresh look at leveraging limited resources in your wobbly nonprofit.  I will start with 7 locks that can keep your organization from moving forward.  Then I ...
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5 Creative Ways to Get Recognition for Your Work

5 Creative Ways to Get Recognition for Your Work | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Wanting to be recognized for a job well done isn't petty - it's actually the key to feeling more engaged and committed to the work you're doing.
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Engage Board Members in Fundraising Major Gifts

Engage Board Members in Fundraising Major Gifts | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
If you want to engage board members in fundraising, here are 5 strategies that can change everything.
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An Easy Way to Ease New Board Members Into Fundraising

An Easy Way to Ease New Board Members Into Fundraising | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
How often have you heard the lament “none of our board members want to help with fundraising?” Study after study quickly points out how few board members step up to various fundraising tasks.
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Engaging Your Board in Fundraising -

Engaging Your Board in Fundraising - | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Effective Ways to Engage Your Board in Fundraising. You’ve got some wonderfully intelligent and accomplished people on your board, who are dedicated to your cause and active in the community.
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Where to find new non profit board members online - TreeRoots Non Profits

Where to find new non profit board members online - TreeRoots Non Profits | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
RT @treerootsNPO: Where to find #nonprofit board members online http://t.co/rNhZYDgVDC http://t.co/wPeLHqC9j4
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Please Don't Make Me Talk About Money: 3 Tips for Getting Your Board Engaged in Fundraising

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.
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A Board Member Contract | CompassPoint

A Board Member Contract | CompassPoint | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
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This contract solidly reinforces and offers clarity around a board members role. 

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Tips on policy making for your nonprofit - Savannah Morning News

Tips on policy making for your nonprofit
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As we know, policy making is the purview of the nonprofit board of directors. So this is yet another must-read for your board.
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MC Brown's curator insight, October 3, 2014 9:46 AM

While the site has annoying advertising content, this article is worth it for boards members who want to prepare their organizations for difficult situations.  Or read the books Sarah Todd is reviewing, The Nonprofit Policy Sampler, by Barbara Lawrence and Outi Flynn (2013).

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You Might Have a Dysfunctional Board If...

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....
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Making a List…Checking it Twice — just for nonprofits! | Nonprofit + ...

Making a List…Checking it Twice — just for nonprofits! | Nonprofit + ... | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Has your board of directors held its annual meeting? Many state corporate laws and many bylaws require that a nonprofit board of directors meet once a year. This annual meeting is the time when the board conducts key ...
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Its December--has your board had its annual meeting?

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, December 10, 2013 8:30 PM

Love this!  A quick end of year checklist... checking it twice.

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The Working Board: Our Forgotten Stepchild

The Working Board: Our Forgotten Stepchild | Strong  Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
By Bridget Clark Whitney, executive director, Kids’ Food Basket, and Matthew Downey, program director, Nonprofit Services, Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University The tenth i...
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