Taking a Deep Dive into Board Excellence at the 2018 Board & Senior Leadership Conference

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

Presented by    Registration for our 2018 Board & Senior Leadership Conference on November 8th is steaming along. And we’re thrilled to announce that J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has joined us as the Presenting Sponsor! Do you have your seats yet? Tampa Bay nonprofit leaders–and their board members–keep telling us how excited they are that NLC has tapped not …

Using For-Profit Language to Think Differently About Nonprofits

Guest post by Patricia Q. Connolly, BoardSource News, Stories

Republished with the permission of BoardSource, the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership. Nonprofits face many challenges today that are unique to the sector, with fundraising being one that immediately comes to mind. But nonprofit organizations are not necessarily as different from their for-profit counterparts as one might think; both require strong governance and oversight to accomplish their goals. They also …

Announcing the Best Practices Summit: Building the NEW Board Governance Toolkit

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

  Team NLC is thrilled to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for our 2018 Board & Senior leadership Conference on November 8th. This year we’re bringing in not one but two BoardSource experts for a Best Practices Summit: Building the NEW Board Governance Toolkit. And we’re pleased to host this event in a new venue: the USF St. Petersburg …

Three Steps to Working With Your Board to Advance Advocacy

Guest post by Laurel O'Sullivan, BoardSource News, Stories

Republished with the permission of BoardSource, the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership.   BoardSource encourages all nonprofit board members to advocate for their organization’s mission. The following success story comes to us from Jewish Family Services of San Diego (JFSS). Step One: Persuade the Board to Adopt Advocacy as a Priority JFSS is a multi-service nonprofit with a budget of …

The Power of Nonprofit Board Exit Interviews

Guest post by Nancy Droesch and Susan S. Stepleton News, Stories

Republished with the permission of BoardSource, the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership. Nonprofit boards are tasked with overseeing the management of their organizations, but who oversees the board? While outside agencies may comment and provide feedback on board functioning, at the end of the day, boards are responsible for evaluating their own performance. Have you ever asked an employee …