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Board Governance: Molding an Effective Board of Directors
How big should a board of directors be? Olive Grove Consulting’s article, Is Bigger Really Better What It Comes to Your Board of Directors?, offers tips for finding the ideal board size to meet your organization’s unique needs. Another crucial best practice for effective and well governing board is deciding on term limits for board members. Read BoardThatExcel’s short article Term Limits – Critical to the Health of your Nonprofit Board for more on the importance of term limits and how to start establishing them for your board of directors.
Bylaws set up are an integral part of establishing good governance practices. Montanta Nonprofits Association has shared their bylaws, Sample Bylaws – Nonprofit with Members, and Sample Bylaws – Nonprofits without Members to use as an example when drafting your own.
For a more effective board of directors in time for your next board meeting, use Nonprofit Management Service’s free Board Agenda to help guide your next board meeting in the right direction.
Synthesis Partnership’s article, Critical Issues #4: On Boards, offers a break down of some important components for putting together an effective board of directors. For more information, join Synthesis Partnership’s Sam Frank and Nonprofit Webinars tomorrow at 1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT) for the free Nonprofit Boards and Effective Governance webinar.
NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc.) offers many ready-to-use kits for building a well-functioning board of directors, including The Board Room – Management and Oversight ($5), which includes information on bylaws, committees, responsibilities, and more.
Help your nonprofit colleagues across the globe by sharing your board manual, meeting tips and other training materials for boards of directors at IdeaEncore.
Encores of the Week
The Collaboration Menu: Choosing Your Entrée
Shared by Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation (Free)
Building Capacity for Collective Impact—Strategy 1: Partner Mapping. Part 2: Forms and Tools
Shared by Wholonomy Consulting ($9.99)
Mobiles websites – a guide for nonprofits
Shared by Ethical Studios (Free)
A People Lens: 101 Ways to Move Your Organization Forward
Shared by Vantage Point ($9.99)
Case Statement – GreaterGoal
Shared by University of San Diego (Free)
Upcoming Nonprofit Webinars
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5 Ways to Ratchet Up Your Fundraising Using LinkedIn
By Maria Semple of The Prospect Finder LLC, Marc W. Halpert of Your Best Interest LLC, and Geri Stengel of Ventureneer
Tuesday, 10/2, 3:00 pm
Nonprofit Boards and Effective Governance
By Sam Frank of Synthesis Partnership
Wednesday, 10/3, 1:00 pm
How to Overcome Your Board’s Fear of Fundraising, Once and for All
By Claire Axlerad of Axelrad Social Benefit Consulting
Wednesday. 10/3, 3:00 pm
Financial Roles for Non-Financial Staff
By Paul Konigsten of Mission First Finance
Wednesday, 10/10, 1:00 pm
Growing Your Nonprofit List
By Kristen Bullock, CFRE, MBA of Bullock Consulting, Inc.
Wednesday, 10/10, 3:00 pm