Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions

Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Achieving your organization’s goals often requires understanding and alignment across multiple stakeholders. Board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need to be engaged in the planning and implementation of new strategies and actions. But how can you do this efficiently when there may be many... (continued)

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Turn Strategic Planning into Strategic Action

Newsflash: "Strategic planning" is pointless! Unless, of course, it leads to action... action that achieves results that advance your mission. Non-profits need to hear strategic planning as a "call to action" and follow through, but it's tough when you don't have all of the pieces... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise - Board Recruitment

The purpose of this exercise is to lay the groundwork for shifting your conversations about recruiting new board members from a "who do we know" (immediate need) conversation to an ongoing process of identifying, nurturing and cultivating relationships and leadership.

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7 Questions Your Board Asks That YOU May Never Hear

Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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Communicating with your board is interesting - isn't it? You think you have a really great conversation. They are connecting on how they can best help you with fundraising. Really . . . but then a board member resigns simply saying... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise in Disaster Preparedness - Protecting Your Personnel

We often find ourselves so busy with daily activities and programming that we forget to make time to "think ahead". As many nonprofits have discovered, this can be devastating should an unforeseen hazardous event occur.

Such events include fire, flooding,... (continued)

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The ABCs of Building Better Boards

Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's as easy as ABC to create a well-functioning board of directors! Well, maybe not exactly easy, but this fast-paced webinar will share practical ways to Aquire, Build, and Celebrate to recruit, manage and reward the best board members. Starting with recruitment, we'll look at important tools that will help you... (continued)

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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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The Nonprofit as Jazz Club: A Discussion Starter

In these one-page Jazzthink Thought Provokers for Nonprofits, Dr. Brian Fraser draws on the workings and wisdom of jazz to spark conversations among nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers about ways to improve their contributions to the effectiveness of their organizations.

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SMARTer Teamwork: Provoking Productive Teamwork One Conversation After Another

Brian Fraser is a coach, speaker, and facilitator who uses the workings and wisdom of jazz to help people imagine and generate more productive teamwork within their organizations. He has been leading, studying, and teaching nonprofit organizations to be more faithful, effective, and wise... (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.

You will discover…

-Why So Many Nonprofit Boards Suck And The 3 Biggest Reasons Some Never Change (trust me…you want to see this)

-5 Essential Steps For Changing Your Board That Sucks Into One... (continued)

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Rebecca Hollingsworth

Rebecca Hollingsworth joined INOD February 2013 and upon the passing of Marianne Genetti, the founder of INOD became the Administrator of INOD. Prior to joining INOD, Rebecca completed 15 years of medical administration and clinical work. Rebecca then entered the legal industry and is a Paralegal with numerous certificates for outstanding achievements in both the medical and legal industries.

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10 Minute Board Exercise - Internal Control Questionnaire

This board exercise will clarify methods being used by your organization to process financial transactions. It will identify who currently handles different accounting tasks and indicate if there is adequate segregation of duties. By evaluating and strengthening your nonprofit's... (continued)

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Two Approaches to Strategic Planning

It can be challenging to know what constitutes a “good” strategic plan and how best to develop one. This article provides two approaches to strategic planning. It also outlines when each approach is appropriate, and warns against potential pitfalls to avoid. The article provides a framework for thinking about strategic... (continued)

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Leading the Music of Your Nonprofit: A Discussion Starter

In these one-page Jazzthink Thought Provokers for Nonprofits, Dr. Brian Fraser draws on the workings and wisdom of jazz to spark conversations among nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers about ways to improve their contributions to the effectiveness of their organizations.

These Jazzthink Thought... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise - Identifying Your Programming Stakeholders

This exercise will help your board identify your organization's key programming stakeholders. This valuable information can be utilized by your board and staff in many ways. It can help you recruit for key positions, build strategic partnerships and communicate more... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise - Establishing a Finance Committee (or not!)

One of the main duties of a board member is to "safeguard the organization's assets". With this in mind, it is important that all members of a board feel comfortable with the financial information they are receiving and are able to fully understand it.

Is a Finance Committee right for your organization? Take 10 minutes at your next board meeting to find out.

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10 Minute Board Exercise - Evaluating the Need for an Internal Audit

Your organization's financial information is critical; you depend on it to make future programming decision. It is essential that your records contain accurate, reliable information and that adequate internal controls are in place. Examining your accounting processes & financial records is the best way to... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise - Budget Preparation

As you work on your budget, it is important to take a broad overview of your organization - the big picture. Are there changes occurring that need to be incorporated in next year's budget? Whether or not your organization has staff, there are some key questions that should be considered... (continued)

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Qualities of a Robust Nonprofit: A Discussion Starter

In these one-page Jazzthink Though Provokers, Dr. Brian Fraser draws on the workings and wisdom of jazz to spark conversations among nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers about ways to improve their contributions to the effectiveness of their organizations.

These Jazzthink Thought Provokers for... (continued)

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"Bringing Your Plan to Life"

This is the third installment on our strategic planning series. In this article, basic information is given to implementing the strategic plan.

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10 Minute Board Exercise - Intro to Social Enterprise

This is the first exercise in a series that will introduce your team to the concepts of social enterprise (earned income) and show you the steps required to become a successful entrepreneurial organization. Visit the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship for more on this topic:... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise - Intro to Risk Management

Take 10 minutes at your next board meeting and ask each board member to complete this exercise. You should begin to see where your organization's vulnerable points are. Visit the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship to continue exploring this topic:... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise in Monitoring Your Budget

This exercise builds on the CNS 10 Minute Board Exercise in Budgeting. Now that a budget has been adopted, it is important to monitor revenue and expenditures throughout the budget cycle to ensure your organization stays within the budget. If revenue or expenses are significantly different than expected, you may need to make adjustments to your budget mid-year.

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Center for Nonprofit Stewardship

The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that educates and empowers nonprofit board members in sound financial, administrative and organizational stewardship. Build a strong, smart, engaged board.

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Creating Vibrant Giving Options for your Donors

Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

In this program for the beginner to the more advanced, Marcy Heim, author and development coach, challenges you to look at precisely HOW you determine and describe opportunities for your donors to invest in.

A confused donor doesn't give, but the opportunity to choose from exciting options encourages enhanced giving... (continued)

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Key Secrets to Inspiring Your Board to Fundraise

Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Are you sick and tired of board members who refuse to fundraise? Guess what? You can heal yourself and give a shot of much-needed energy to your volunteers, simply by learning these key secrets – and sharing them. That’s right! Just get inside your board members’ heads a bit, and you can change ‘reluctant’ to... (continued)

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