Creating an efficient meeting agenda is an issue with which many chairs and chief executives struggle. Standard, repetitive items often eat up the agenda and not enough time is left to focus on serious deliberation. Consent agendas are one way of liberating the allotted meeting to important issues requiring careful discussion. This article by BoardSource […]
RESOURCES FOR NONPROFIT BOARD LEADERSHIP
We periodically add new tools to this virtual 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.
Two additional tools that may be useful to your nonprofit or board are accessible via the main Hawai‘i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations website:
- 1) Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice in Hawai‘i
- 2) Mission-Driven Executive Transition Toolkit
FOR NBLI ALUMNI:
You may view and download a digital copy of the NBLI Manual. Note that you will be prompted to log-in to the site--if you aren't already--in order to access this material.
Executive Sessions: Why, Who, What, and How – Executive sessions are a special meeting-within-a-meeting that provides an opportunity for the board to meet privately to handle sensitive and confidential issues, foster robust discourse, and strengthen trust and communication. This article by BoardSource outlines who should attend executive sessions and under what circumstances.
Help transform your meetings from a waste of time to time well spent. This BoardSource article shares strategies to assist boards in structuring meetings that are productive, worthwhile and interesting for participants.
Board-Staff Interaction: What’s Acceptable, What’s Not? – If you’re new to working at a nonprofit or new to being on a board, you may wonder what role staff and board play in relationship to each other. This article from BoardSource shares the primary roles of CEO, staff and board members and answers questions about the […]
How to Conduct a Chief Executive Performance Assessment
How to Conduct a Chief Executive Performance Assessment in 10 Steps – There is no single method for conducting a chief executive assessment, but boards and chief executives are more likely to find the assessment constructive if it is implemented in a thoughtful and planned way. This article from BoardSource walks through 10 steps boards […]
Taking Action on Board Diversity
Taking Action on Board Diversity: Five Questions to Get You Started – At the most fundamental level, who serves on a board impacts how it functions and the decisions it makes. While board composition is not one-size-fits all, a board that is homogeneous in any way risks having blind spots that negatively impact its ability […]