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Phased-In Giving: A New Trend in Setting the Board's Give/Get Policy

Posted by Cynthia Remec on Nov 17, 2017 11:32:33 AM

As New York’s leading personalized nonprofit board matching service, BoardAssist spends a lot of time working with nonprofit boards to help them craft their nonprofit’s give/get policy — or how much board members should be asked to annually generate for the boards on which they serve. One...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Fundraising

Managing and Pursuing Your Investment Program's Long-Term Goals

Posted by Lisa Schneider, CFA on Nov 8, 2017 3:04:00 PM

As a board member, you have a difficult job. You need to ensure that your organization has the money, talent, experience, and resources to fund your mission. And you need to do this in an ever-changing market and regulatory environment. Moreover, if your organization relies heavily on your...

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Topics: financial oversight, investments

Sink or Swim: The Changing Landscape for Community-Based Nonprofits

Posted by John Bitter on Oct 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM

This post is one in a series written by nonprofit leaders who are presenting sessions at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place next week, October 18-20, in Seattle. We hope you will be joining us there.

What is the role of a community-based nonprofit in the fabric of a community?...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Advocacy, Fundraising, strategic partnerships

Preparing Your Nonprofit Board for a Fundraising Campaign

Posted by Angela E. White on Oct 11, 2017 2:35:00 PM

This post is one in a series written by nonprofit leaders who are presenting sessions at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place next week, October 18-20,  in Seattle. We hope you will be joining us.

The impact of a fundraising campaign on an organization’s board is significant....

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Fundraising

Nonprofit Boards Attuned to Innovating Ubiquitously

Posted by Loretta L. Donovan on Oct 10, 2017 2:31:00 PM

This post is one in a series written by nonprofit leaders who are presenting sessions at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place in Seattle next week, October 18-20. We hope you will be joining us there.

I can clearly remember standing in the wings, supporting speakers and awards on...

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Topics: Recruitment, BoardSource Leadership Forum

Board Members Zoning Out? Stop Reading the CEO Report

Posted by Robert B. Acton on Oct 9, 2017 10:14:00 AM

FADE IN:

INT. THE BOARDROOM – NIGHT

PETER, the board chair, invites Susan, the organization’s passionate chief executive, to begin her Executive Director Report as the next item on the board meeting agenda. Susan turns to page 12 of the 60-page board packet that she and her team have diligently...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, meetings, board engagement

What Fundraising Shares with Fitness Training

Posted by Jennifer Dunlap on Oct 5, 2017 2:40:48 PM

This post is one in a series written by leaders who are presenting sessions at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum in Seattle, October 18-20. We hope you will be joining us there.

As the CEO of a national development consulting firm, I don’t have a lot of down time to spend picking up new...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Fundraising

Transform the Bored Room: Firecracker Facilitation Tips

Posted by Emily Davis on Oct 3, 2017 3:58:02 PM

This post is one in a series of posts written by nonprofit leaders who are presenting sessions at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place in Seattle, October 18-20. We hope you will be joining us there.

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Topics: Board Best Practices, BoardSource Leadership Forum, meetings, board engagement

Five Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted by TriNet on Oct 2, 2017 1:00:00 PM

This post is one in a series written by leaders who are presenting sessions at or sponsoring the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place in Seattle, October 18-20. We thank our sponsors for their support.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lays the foundation for the...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, financial oversight, Health Care

Helping Your Nonprofit Find the Elusive CPI + 5% Investment Return Goal

Posted by Lisa Schneider, CFA, and Martin Jaugietis, CFA on Sep 26, 2017 11:39:03 AM

This post is one in a series written by individuals who are presenting sessions at the BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place in Seattle, October 18-20. BoardSource thanks Russell Investments for its support of the conference and for sharing its expertise with our participants.

For at least...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, financial oversight

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