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Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014 – Step 4

Step 4 – Manage to Maintain a Strong Board

  Today is the last installment of the 4 steps you can take to recruiting and retaining the right board members for your nonprofit organization’s (NPO) board of directors.  We will discuss Step 4- Managing your board.  Managing and maintaining a good, strong functioning board can be challenging.  When you have taken the previously stated 3 steps, it is then time to monitor the efforts that you have already put in place.   To manage and monitor the efforts you have put in place, the following steps are helpful: Read More

Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014 – Step 3

 Step 3 -Train to get your board engaged.

Training your board, with the Executive Director, is a critical step to ensuring knowledgeable, beneficial and engaged board members; in essence… a good board.  Training should include the following, but may include other topics as determined by your board’s and organization’s needs.   You can watch a short video on Board Training HERE. Read More

Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014 – Step 2

Step 2 -Plan for the success and sustainability of your organization.

  After you have assessed your organization’s and your board’s status and needs, which was discussed in the last blog post titled ‘Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014 – Step 1’, it is important to plan for your organization’s success and sustainability.  It is important to first determine what type of planning has your organization engaged in at this point in time?  Are you in need of some sort of formal planning?  Has your organization participated in any level of strategic planning?  The status and needs of your organization will help determine what level of formal planning you should complete. Read More

Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014 – Step 1

Step 1 -Assess your nonprofit board of directors status and needs

I'm excited to get into more detail to help you recruit and retain the right board members for your nonprofit board of directors!  Last blog I gave an overview of certain steps your board can take to ensure that you are recruiting and then retaining candidates who are the best fit for your nonprofit board.  This week, we will speak in some more detail about Step 1 = Assess.  When conducting an initial assessment of your board, on a broad scale, it is important to determine the status of your organization as well as to decide the specific needs of your board. Read More

Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014

As it is a new year and many of us are re-assessing our lives as they are now and how we would like them to be, I think it is a fitting time to take a look at your nonprofit board of directors.  Are you all working from the same mindset?  Does everyone know the values, mission and vision of the organization and are making decisions based on these important factors?  Since the board helps to set the tone of a nonprofit's culture, I am re-publishing, with some updates, this and the next 4 blog posts to help you ensure that you are recruiting and retaining a strong nonprofit board of directors. Read More