Sam Frank

Sam Frank founded Synthesis Partnership to advise non-profit organizations in strategy, planning and organizational development. The largest share of his practice is devoted strategic planning, but he also works with clients on board governance, change management, facility, program and business planning, and training.

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Emily Davis Consulting LLC

Emily Davis Consulting creatively partners with not-for-profits and philanthropists on board governance, charitable advising, digital communications, and fund development. We serve our clients to leverage every resource possible that will benefit the organizational vision, mission, and goals.

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Tom Morley

You need to deliver on your mission... and keep delivering, over and over. You need to operate at an affordable, sustainable cost. If you can save, you can re-invest, and if you can generate more, you can accomplish more. It's more than possible through "creative integration" - understanding how the elements of your organization interact, and optimizing them for... (continued)

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Sample Bylaws - Nonprofits without Members

Sample bylaws for non-member nonprofit organization in Montana

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Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance

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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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The Board Room - Responsibilities, Accountability, & Ethics(5 of 5). Nonprofit board templates, forms and samples

Checklist - Governance and Accountability Checklist
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Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance

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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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The Leader as Coach: Guiding Your Team in Dynamic Change

Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's virtually impossible to fulfill your mission over the long haul without change. Key people come and go, the economy surges and lags, new ways to engage donors or members emerge seemingly every day, and the imperative to operate cost-effectively is ever-present. ... (continued)

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The Abundant Not-for-Profit e-book: How Talent (Not Money) Will Transform Your Organization

Want to accomplish more as a not-for-profit leader?

If so, we wrote this book for you!

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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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Carver Governance Design, Inc.

The Policy Governance model seeks to be the worlds most complete theoretical foundation for the governing board role in business, nonprofit (NGO) and governmental organizations. Policy Governance is a specific set of concepts and principles that describes the job of any governing board. This site explains the Policy Governance... (continued)

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A Desktop Guide for Nonprofit Directors, Officers, and Advisors

This book provides guidance to newly appointed directors or board members on roles and responsibilities, basic tax rules, laws regarding fundraising, and personal and organizational risk. There are many real life examples used to illustrate these topics.

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Strategic Board: The Step-by-Step Guide to High-Impact Governance

This book explains the seven realities of nonprofit governance that contribute to boards'

difficulties, and then outlines the strategic board model of governance.

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Building an Effective Board of Directors

This article explains the roles and responsibilities of a board of directors in the areas of planning and policy development; community and organizational development; and, fundraising and support development. This article also has examples of Board Member Commitment Pledge form and a sample Board Member Evaluation... (continued)

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New BoardSource Governance Series

This book collection brings together several of the publications of BoardSource's Governance Series. Titles include Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards; Fundraising Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards; and many more.

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Why Boards Micro-Manage and How to Get Them to Stop

This article explains that boards often micromanage organizations because they are confused about their roles, or they lack policies to guide their actions. It includes an exercise that helps board members realize which of their actions duplicate staff efforts.

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Why The Board Should Consider Volunteer Issues

This article examines and challenges assumptions about volunteers and provides guidelines for the board member who wishes to exercise the same legal and fiduciary stewardship with volunteers as with other organizational resources.

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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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Positioning Microfinance Institutions for the Capital Market

This paper explores key elements of the microfinance industry as they relate to increased access to capital markets. It identifies specific areas in which the microfinance industry can consider making improvements for better access to investment, including industry language, organizational behavior of... (continued)

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MNA Principles and Practices Infrastructure Checklist

The following list outlines the documentation, systems, and support mechanisms that nonprofit organizations should have in place to function in a manner that is effective, efficient, and accountable. Note: MNA members can link their IdeaEncore free profile to MNA’s group in IdeaEncore and... (continued)

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Sample Bylaws - Nonprofits with Members - PANO

Bylaws for a member-based nonprofit organization from Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

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Saying "I Do" to Board Commitment

Board Commitment

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A History of Nonprofit Boards in the United States

Historian Peter Dobkin Hall connects the history and evolution of boards to contemporary governance challenges by discussing the earlier models of board governance, including the boards of the Massachusetts Bay Company and Harvard, the origins of stakeholder representation on boards at Yale, as well as the... (continued)

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Governance Documentation: Articles, bylaws, and policie

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All boards (even the most organized, responsible, and congenial ones) need to document their activities, internal rules, and processes. Some of the documentation is legally required; some is simply helpful to have. Some documents are public; some must be kept confidential. Some serve as... (continued)

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