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

Making a List…Checking it Twice — just for nonprofits! | Nonprofit + ... | Great 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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A Board Member Contract | CompassPoint

A Board Member Contract | CompassPoint | Great 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, 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 + ... | Great 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 | Great 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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Preparing the Board Leaders of Tomorrow by Involving Youth in Governance Today

Preparing the Board Leaders of Tomorrow by Involving Youth in Governance Today | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) has a tradition of training leaders and involving youth in governance. Its practices can provide a framework from which other nonprofit organizations can build a strong board now and in the future.
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11 nonprofit Pinterest board ideas you can steal

11 nonprofit Pinterest board ideas you can steal | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Back in February, I wrote about 13 nonprofit Pinterest board ideas
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Lots of NPO's struggle to start and maintain their respective social media indentities. Here are some great ways to incorporate the use of Pinterest to showcase, recognize and advance the mission of your non profit board.

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What Online Dating Can Teach You About Non Profit Organization Boards

What Online Dating Can Teach You About  Non Profit Organization Boards | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
By Anne Wallestad, interim chief executive Effective board service starts with the right match — the right match between an individual with the talent and commitment to make a difference and an org...
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Matchmaking at its finest....a great way to attract and retain board members

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Five Fundraising Approaches That Won’t Frighten Your Board | Pro Bono Australia

Five Fundraising Approaches That Won’t Frighten Your Board | Pro Bono Australia | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
In response to a recent report which found that fundraisers are frustrated by how little their boards understand about fundraising and the lack of resources they are given to do their job, Not for Profit consultant Ruth Knight offers five...
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interesting advice from the land down under

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Donor Cultivation -- Board Members (#Fundraising Tip)

Donor Cultivation -- Board Members (#Fundraising Tip) | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
The first thing to know about raising money with/from your board is: Every board in the history of nonprofits has been bad at raising money. The second thing
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Time For Action on Gender Equality on Corporate Boards

Time For Action on Gender Equality on Corporate Boards | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
In a world where women make up half of the population and in many countries make up half of the workplace, having a relatively small percentage of women as directors seems like a small consolation.
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this article is also applicable for some NPO's

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6 Resources to help you find strong, resourceful and engaged board members

6 Resources to help you find strong, resourceful and engaged board members | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Is a strong, resourceful and engaged board of directors at the top of your organizations wish list?  Two essential components of recruiting strong board members include determining what and who yo...
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11 Reasons Why People Sign Up To Charity Facebook Page & 6 Reasons Why They Leave

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

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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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Positioning Your Nonprofit Board for Strategic Leadership - Part 1

Positioning Your Nonprofit Board for Strategic Leadership - Part 1 | Great 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 | Great 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 | Great 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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Board Basics

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The book Governance as Leadership, by Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan and Barbara E. Taylor, and the modes of governance contained within, changed the way I look at Board service and the capacity...
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Frédéric Gay's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:44 PM

L'importance de l'efficience du conseil d'administration des associations semble mieux appréhendée aux Etats-Unis. Un nouveau livre à ce sujet

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9 Keys to Energizing Your Board Meetings

9 Keys to Energizing Your Board Meetings | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Great board meetings create a climate for engaged decision-making that allows you to keep and attract top-notch board members.
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Where Nonprofit Boards May Fall Short

Where Nonprofit Boards May Fall Short | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Where Nonprofit Boards May Fall Short By: Eugene Fram Boards of Directors, like people, have areas of strengths and weaknesses. Gretchen Morgenson, in her article in the New York Times discusses th...
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8 Tips For Increasing the productivity of your non profit board

A strong board is essential to the success of most non profit organizations. Despite best intentions, sometimes board members are so busy; they are unable to d
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Advisory Board Co.’s Chief, on Seeing Solutions Through

Advisory Board Co.’s Chief, on Seeing Solutions Through | Great Non Profit Boards | Scoop.it
Figuring out solutions to problems is one thing, but seeing those solutions through is another, says the chief executive of the Advisory Board Company.
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Nonprofit Board Crisis: Nonprofit Executive Transitions

So now the Roman Catholic Church, albeit a really big nonprofit, is headless. Yes, I know that there's a group of guys who are running things until a new head is chosen but this whole situation should be a great...
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