The Nonprofit Board Fiduciary Role

Lorraine Faithful Uncategorized

In the nonprofit sector, the board of directors is responsible for the well-being and financial health of the organization. The board as a body and each individual board member is expected to exercise due diligence while overseeing that the organization’s financial situation remains sound. Board members need to know proper financial processes and practices so as to not place an …

Governance is Not a Dirty Word

Grace Armstrong Uncategorized

I recently had in interchange with a very experienced member of the board of a well-respected local nonprofit organization. I was suggesting to a group that having a Governance Committee of the board was a best practice. This belief was substantiated for me during my training in board education at BoardSource in December, 2011. Towards the end of the conversation, …

10 Ways to Engage Your Board in Fundraising

Grace Armstrong Tips

As nonprofit leaders, we need all the help we can get raising resources for our organizations. Here are some ways to engage your board in fundraising. 10. Know what you want and need from your board members.Before you can engage board members to help you fundraise, they need to understand what your organization needs. Your board must clearly see your vision and …