Giving & Receiving Criticism: Five Tips for Chief Executives and Board Chairs Working to Build a Strong Partnership – Successful organizations are characterized by strong chief executive-board chair partnerships. This article from BoardSource shares tips for how the chief executive and board chair can address differences in personality and working styles, and serve as sounding […]
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.
Board Officer Succession Planning
This article from BoardSource shares how to plan for board officer succession, including how to elect the best candidates, train officers for their roles and ensure timely rotation of leadership positions.
The Power of Board Advocacy
Stand for Your Mission – The Power of Board Advocacy: A Discussion Guide for Boards – This discussion guide helps nonprofit boards understand the power of using their voices to champion their organization’s mission to decision-makers and outlines how nonprofit CEO’s, boards and funders can support each other in standing for the important mission work […]
Form 5768: Taking the 501(h) Election
Take a look at the form to file with the IRS if your nonprofit wants to take the 501(h) election.
The 501(h) Option for Lobbying
This article from BoardSource discusses the 501(h) election that allows charities more leeway with their lobbying activities, establishes clear guidelines, and in general dissipates the confusion concerning the legality of lobbying by public charities.
Political Activity and Public Charities
This article from BoardSource helps 501(c)(3) nonprofits to understand the difference between lobbying and political activity. Public charities are allowed to lobby but they can lose their tax-exempt status if they engage in political campaigns and electioneering. It highlights the IRS guidelines about what public charities can and can’t do.