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August 2017

The Nonprofit Board’s Role in Human Resource Management

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Distinguishing between the roles of the board and the chief executive with regard to human resources, this article clearly presents the details and limitations of the board's role.
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  • General Material
January 2017

Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices

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This resource includes a comprehensive review of nonprofit board practices, policies and performance based on a 2015 survey completed by over 800 nonprofit organizations.
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  • General Material
January 2017

Taking Action on Board Diversity: Five Questions to Get You Started

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This brief document from BoardSource outlines five questions that nonprofit boards can ask themselves to guide changes in how board recruitment is done in order to assure more diverse and inclusive board membership.
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  • General Material
November 2016

The F Word and How to Use It

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This blog post from BoardSource provides an excellent basic overview of fundraising, the different models of fund development, as well as a description of who is responsible for the various aspects of an organization's fundraising efforts.
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  • General Material
January 2016

BoardSource Recommended Governance Practices

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This resource describes good governance practices that boards should strive to achieve.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2016

Fundraising Communications Toolkit for Board Members

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The purpose of a fundraising communications toolkit for nonprofit board members is to provide them with the tools that they need to effectively raise funds for the organization. This brief article outlines what resources should be included in the toolkit.
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January 2016

Handling Conflict During Board Meetings

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This handout includes key tips to manage conflict in your board meetings and ensure that all board members can have candid and productive discussions.
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  • General Material
January 2016

Board Fundraising Policy: Key Elements, Practical Tips, and Sample Policy

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As described in this resource from BoardSource, fundraising policies include expectations of board member financial contributions as well as participation in fundraising efforts. This resource also provides a sample guideline for creating fundraising polices.
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  • General Material
January 2016

Fundraising Roles: Who's in Charge of What?

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This document provides an overview of the role of the board as a whole, individual board members, the chief executive, the development staff and the development committee in fundraising efforts.
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  • General Material
September 2014

Fundraising? It's Everyone's Job

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This blog written by fund raising expert Gail Perry provides some helpful strategies to help the board and staff become more comfortable with their involvement in fundraising activities
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  • General Material
January 2009

Meeting and Exceeding Expectations: A Guide to Successful Nonprofit Board Meetings

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This guide is an excellent, more substantial resource on board meetings that is available for purchase from BoardSource. It includes information on planning meetings, structure, decision making, participation, and overcoming barriers.
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Board Meetings FAQ

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This resource provides answers to some basic questions about how board meetings should run, including whether to use a consent agenda, how long meetings should last, whether staff should attend meetings, and what to include in minutes, among other things.