Recusal Is Not Enough: In this article from the Nonprofit Quarterly, author Vernetta Walker discusses the ethics of conflict of interest and shares some case studies to illuminate circumstances when a light touch approach can lead to negative unintended consequences.
RESOURCES FOR NONPROFIT BOARD LEADERSHIP
During 2017, we will develop a robust library of helpful resources related to best practices in nonprofit board leadership and governance. If you have suggestions of resources that would be most helpful to you, please let us know.
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Are you about to become your organization’s board chair? This BoardSource resource shares eight things you need to do now to prepare for this key role. Click to download a PDF of this resource.
While all effective board members understand and meet their basic responsibilities, truly exceptional board members do more. This BoardSource resource outlines six characteristics of good board members, as well as highlights important behaviors to avoid. Click to download a PDF of this resource.
Advice when selecting from prospective board members: Be picky! Recruit board members strategically: Look for board members who meet multiple criteria Identify candidates that are a “fit” with both the skills and expertise you’re looking for, then assess the level of their commitment to your mission Have they volunteered with your organization? Are they a […]
Things that a nonprofit should be able to articulate to prospective board members: What are the strategic goals of the organization? What are the fund development goals that support the strategic goals? How are board members expected to participate in fund development efforts? Personal giving commitment (board giving program): is there a required annual minimum […]
What Prospective Board Members should ask Nonprofit Organizations: What are your expectations for board members of this organization? What roles and responsibilities will I need to fulfill? Where is the organization in its life cycle? Is the organization’s founder still on the board? Is the board a working or governing board? What’s the relationship like […]