Strategic Planning During the COVID-19 Era

Since March 2020 many Associations and other not-for-profits have been drastically affected by COVID-19. This pandemic will be with us for many months, there is no doubt. A key part

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What If Your Board Suddenly Disappeared?

Executive Directors can spend a lot of time complaining about their boards – wanting them to leave them alone. But imagine, if you will, what would happen if you waved

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Build a Pipeline of Potential Board Members and Leaders   

While there are many methods of building a pipeline of potential Board members and leaders, one that is very effective is to create an ‘emerging leaders’ or ‘rising stars’ group.

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Knowing When to Say No to your Board

Picture this. You’ve just completed a two-day annual planning workshop with your Board of Directors, set against a backdrop that encourages free thinking, new ideas, lots of time for networking,

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Overview of Board Types

The board types described here range from those that are heavily involved in operations (usually in small organizations with little or no staff) to those with little or no operational

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How Much Do You Know? Busting Myths About Non-profits

How much do you know about nonprofits? Could it be that the supposed facts you know could actually be glaring untruths passed down through the years? Check out this list

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Don’t Overlook Reviewing Committee Composition

Priorities of an organization are forever adapting. Yet through the constant change, committees and compositions remain, for the most part, unchanged. The problem with this is that the most significant

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What to do when someone says, “I just have a question.”

It sounds so virtuous when a board member says, “I just have a question.” You would expect the query can be answered briefly with a quick return to the agenda.

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Do You Have An Oversized Board?

Situation To accommodate every geographical area, the bylaws of a national organization gave each chapter a seat on the Board. All past presidents are also included on the Board as

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What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of a Director?

Directors often have a lack of clarity on their roles and responsibilities. As a result, Board fiduciary responsibilities may not be fulfilled leading to a host of issues including conflicts

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