Board of Directors

Selecting Board Members

For the past two years, I’ve had the honor to sit on the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Committee on Directorship (COD). This is the committee that is tasked with reviewing the applications from individuals who are called to serve on the Board. I’ve got to be honest, sitting on this governing board isn’t an… Continue reading Selecting Board Members

Board of Directors

Understanding the Purpose of Nonprofit Boards

A nonprofit organization serves the public interests usually in the areas of either the arts, education, heath, religious, or social service. These organizations are tax-exempt because it uses its revenue to fulfill its mission. A nonprofit’s board of directors is to ensure that the organization is on track in fulfilling its mission and vision while… Continue reading Understanding the Purpose of Nonprofit Boards

Board of Directors, Development Plan, Fundraising

Your Board, A Necessary Part of Your Development Strategy

We need our donors. They are the ones who are helping us to advance the mission of our organization. In return, they want to feel connected and be insiders. Honestly, this is simple to achieve, but many nonprofits miss the mark on it. Remember the way we communicate with our donors will determine whether they… Continue reading Your Board, A Necessary Part of Your Development Strategy

Board of Directors, Constituent Engagement

Engaging Board Members from Day 1

Your board members want to be actively engaged in your organization. They agreed to be on your board because they believe in your mission, and all that they ask from the institution is to be kept informed and to do meaningful work, while being properly appreciated. Research has shown that when individuals have a negative… Continue reading Engaging Board Members from Day 1