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9 Healthy Habits of Successful Boards

This short article lists 9 areas of board responibility. Use it as a checklist for your board to make sure that you're managing and governing your organization smartly.

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11 Accounting Pitfalls Your Nonprofit Should Avoid

Making sure your nonprofit is complying with accounting regulations and laws is critical to your success. This short article lists a variety of accounting problems that are common to nonprofit organizations - problems that you need to avoid.

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Board Governance – 6 Keys to Successful Oversight

Does your board know its responsibllities? This article provides an overview of governance, the 6 areas of governance/oversight, and how to make it happen for your organization.

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Fundraising Appeals Speech – Nonprofit Board Members Can Be Ready Anywhere, Anytime

Do you need your board members to be ready to promote your organization and ask for money - anytime, anywhere? Use this simple format to educate your board members so they will ask for donations in a way that's appropriate and comfortable for them.

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Elevator Speech - 4 Easy Steps to Promoting your Organization

Do you need your board or staff (or even volunteers) to help create a buzz for your organization throughout the community? Use this simple format to help everyone in your organization create their own elevator speech to promote your organization.

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14 Steps to Better Fundraising

This article provides you with a list of best practices for fundraising. Share this artilcle with your staff and board today - and use it as a checklist or point of discussion to improve your fundraising today.

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Fundraising Registration - Has your organization filed properly?

Is your organization properly registered to raise funds in each state where you operate? Read this quick article to get an overview of fundraising registration to be sure you're complying with your state's registration regulations.

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Term Limits - Critical to the Health of your Nonprofit Board

Term limits for board members are critical to the health of the board and organization. Read this short article to learn why term limits are important and how to get started if you haven't implemented term limits for your board.,

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D&O Insurance - The Basics for Nonprofit Boards

Does your board have D&O Insurance? This article explains the basics of D&O insurance - why you need it and where to get it.

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A By-Laws Tune-Up for Nonprofit Boards

Are you considering a by-laws tune-up for your nonprofit? Read this article to find out what are the "must-haves" of
by-laws and which topics you should avoid.

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Advisory Boards - 5 Tips to make sure the Contribute to your Mission

Are you considering starting an Advisory (or Emeritus) Board? This short article will provide some guidance to that decision and some important topics for your board to discuss before you create any second board for your organization.

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Strategic Planning Template and Directions

This easy-to-use strategic planning template and directions can be used by any organization. It helps you focus on the key concerns of your organization and plan the action steps that will ensure your strategic plan is implemented on time and on budget.

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Quality Checklist and Action Plan for Organizations that Excel

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Fundraising Committee Best Practices

Your organization will not flourish if your fundraising is not successful - and they will only be successful if your board is involved. This booklet will explain how the development manager can work with the fundraising committee to create an annual fundraising plan that will engage the entire board in its execution.

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Personnel Committee Best Practices

As your organization matures and grows, be sure that you have Human Resource expertise on your board. Forming a Personnel Committee will ensure that you can provide not only Human Resource oversight but organizational support to your organization in this critical area.

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Finance Committee Best Practices

Be sure that your Finance Committee complies with these Best Practices and supports your fiduciary responsibilities. This booklet will help a new or experienced Treasurer manage the finance function broadly and thoroughly.

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Board Development Committee Best Practices

Make sure your Board Development Committee is responsible for these critical areas of your board functions: Board Recruitment and Orientation, Annual Board Self-Evaluation, By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation Compliance.

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Vision, Mission, and Values Statements

Is you Mission Statement long and detailed? Has your organization even thought about the Values that it wants to uphold?Make sure your Vision, Mission and Values Statements are clear and concise. Thoughtful statements will ensure that your board, staff, and volunteers are working together and inspired.

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Engaging Board Orientations

Maximize your board's effectiveness with these Board Orientation Best Practices - including a generic board agenda that you can customize for your own organization.

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Board Recruitment Best Practices

Exceptional Boards start with purposeful board recruitment. Learn creative ways to find good board candidates. Learn how to recruit these potential candidates in a professional manner - so they do the job you need to have done.

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Board Meetings, Calendars, and Retreats

Does your board need help getting organized? This booklet offers best practices for Board Meetings and Board Retreats. Also, it suggests a simple, easy-to-use annual Board Calendar that plans, communicates, and tracks the work that the board needs to accomplish in any given year.

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