Consent Agenda For A Nonprofit Board
November 7, 2018

Consent Agenda for a Nonprofit Board

If your nonprofit board wants to maximize your board meeting time as much as possible, one way to create efficiency is to begin utilizing a consent agenda. Some boards prefer to call it a consent calendar. According to best practices…

How To Ensure Good Governance For Your Nonprofit
October 29, 2018

How to Ensure Good Governance for Your Nonprofit

Most commonly, people tend to connect the idea of governance with for-profit corporations. Governance has existed for decades, although there wasn’t much focus on it until the financial crisis hit in 2008. The reality is that practicing good governance principles…

Best Practices For Nonprofit Board Term Limits
October 26, 2018

Best Practices for Nonprofit Board Term Limits

Nonprofit organizations serve such a wide variety of purposes that the federal government felt it was best to give them some flexibility to be able to govern themselves. There are no requirements for term limits for nonprofit organizations, but best…

The Benefits Of Succession Planning For Your Nonprofit
October 24, 2018

The Benefits of Succession Planning for Your Nonprofit

Losing a longtime leader is usually a shock that resonates throughout a nonprofit organization, even when the parting is expected. Nonprofit leaders have a special affinity and affection for their organizations and the people they’ve encountered through them. Thus, it’s…

Defining Your Nonprofit’s Bylaws
October 22, 2018

Defining Your Nonprofit’s Bylaws

Good governance establishes a foundation for valuable nonprofit work. State governments set the rules for incorporating nonprofit organizations. Board directors have the flexibility to form their own guidelines for rules that aren’t governed under state law. Boards commonly outline state…