Are You Chairing a Board by the Seat of Your Pants?

From electric chairs to folding chairs...from swivel chairs to high chairs... There is no chair. College and gavels do not come with instructions! Here you'll find 70 pages of practical steps, activities and sample tools to use!

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From Resistant to Resourceful: A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Your Board in Fundraising

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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• Frustrated with board members saying that they’ll help – only to see nothing happen?
• Tired of fundraising being an afterthought at board meetings?
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Grow Your Major Gifts: Then Don't Let Them Wither on the Vine -- Learn to Make Dynamic 'Moves' and Passionate 'Asks'

Wed, Jan 07, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Asking is scary. As a result, too often nonprofits spend tons of time cultivating, cultivating and cultivating. But they never get to the ask! Or, if they do, they leave money on the table. To assure that you cut to the chase requires a plan and a... (continued)

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Transitioning from a Founding Board to a Governing Board

Many nonprofits have difficulty moving from a founding board to a governing board. This article helps board members, exectuvie directors, and consultants recognize what may not be obvious and provides tips for making a smooth transition.

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Susan Hammond

Susan C. Hammond, CPA, MST is a leadership and business coach. She consults on improving board financial literacy and governance practices. She is a frequent speaker on creating advisory boards, interpreting financial information, and improving board member performance. She is a former CFO of Fuller Craft Museum and a co-founder of the South Shore Women's Business... (continued)

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Is Your Board on Board: Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Wed, May 21, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance

Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The nonprofit governing board has been described as an ineffective group of effective people. Why do nonprofits so broadly fail to use their boards wisely? And how might they do better? This webinar will touch upon a comprehensive range of issues in a way that will be relevant to almost every... (continued)

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Sample Board Recruitment Checklist

This sample board recruitment checklist will provide an outline of the items the board governance committee should consider when starting and moving through their recruitment process.

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Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance

Wed, Dec 09, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The nonprofit governing board has been described as an ineffective group of effective people. Why do nonprofits so broadly fail to use their boards wisely? And how might they do better? This webinar will touch upon a comprehensive range of issues in a way that will be relevant to almost every... (continued)

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Board Development Planning Toolkit

Thus toolkit is designed to help you with your board development program; it can be used along with the Board of Directors Assessment toolkit to help you build a stronger board. This toolkit contains: Two articles on Building a Fundraising Board, hints on conducting a Quality Board Meetings, a sample Conflict of Interest... (continued)

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Sample Fundraising Committee Description

This simple Fundraising Committee description should help you and your board set clear expectations for ensuring financial resources for the organization.

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Effective Board Meetings (Board Transformation Toolkit)

Choose a topic that matches the training needs identified by your board. You do not need to have previous experience in the topic to present most of the toolkits. Allow at least 1-2 hours for your preparation, depending on the topic and your familiarity with the content. This will allow you to gain an... (continued)

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Sample Board Member Application

Whether you are recruiting for an advisory board or a board of directors, it makes sense to have an application as part of a larger recruitment process. Board service is an important responsibility; protect and lead the mission by using best practices in board recruitment. This sample application can be... (continued)

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Board Development Plan: The Board of Our Dreams

This concept paper explores:
•The reasons why board members lose their enthusiasm and why they fail
•Twelve key components of ongoing board development
•The competencies of an effective board
•Ways to recruit, orient, educate, and recognize boards members
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Board Assessment Toolkit

Strong Organizations begin with effective governance, management and planning.
This resource tool outlines 11 responsibilities of the board and a series of questions to evaluate your board’s performance in each.

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Board of Directors Recruitment Grid

Outline of areas to consider when recruiting new board members.

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Governance Project: Mission Center of Hope Bylaws

In creating the bylaws for the Mission Center of HOPE, our team strove to create a document that would not only reflect the nonprofit best practices and ensure compliance with CA law, but that would also provide clear guidance on structure, policies, and procedures. We also worked closely with the organization to... (continued)

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Free Nonprofit Board Training Videos ~ Discover Ways To Build The Board You've Always Wanted with Rodney D. Walker, MBA

It’s my pleasure to offer these free nonprofit board training to you.

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Board Development Overview

Board Development

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Getting Your Board to Give, Get or Get Off

Of all the questions we get asked about board service, this one is probably the most frequent: how do I get my board members to donate money? Sometimes it’s framed like this: what’s a good give-or-get policy? Not so long ago, I met a member of an effective local board, and he told me that he and his fellow board members... (continued)

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The Dreaded Board “Training”

Some advice on making board training more appealing for your board members.

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Be a Model Board Member: 5 Actions to Take to Support a Nonprofit You Love

This article provides five measurable ways to be a model board member.

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"Board Chair and CEO: Helping Each Board Member Succeed"

 Lou Markwith has previously written two articles on selecting and recruiting Board members.  In this piece, he discusses the important roles the Chair of the Board and the CEO play in building a productive member of the Board.  Good Board members are not accidents of nature.  Wise leadership makes certain... [(continued)](/brydon-dewitt/board-chair-and-ceo-helping-each-board-member-succeed)

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Background: President, Seth Bloom has enjoyed nearly 25 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in a professional as well as volunteer capacity. Prior to establishing Bloom Consulting, Seth was a consultant with the firm of Waters, Pelton, Ostroff and Associates where he focused on fundraising projects and business development.As a former professional... (continued)

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Leigh Tucker, Managing Director of Nonprofit Solutions, has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management. He has spent the majority of his career providing financial and consulting services to the nonprofit community. His experience includes 14 years with two of the Big 4 public accounting firms, primarily as a senior audit... (continued)

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Background: I have successfully coached the boards of more than 50 organizations. I bring over 30 years experience in nonprofit management as a Board President, Manager, Consultant and Attorney as well as the perspectives of careers in Education, Anthropology and Law Services provided: My mission is to guide Boards of Directors to develop the structures and... (continued)

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