OK, you can only pick one. I’ll give you two hints. (1) It’s not the financial statement. (2) It’s not a rock star executive director. Thinking caps on?
As you read this, there are two things to keep in mind. 1) Great boards often screw up a leadership transition. 2) Mediocre boards always do.
Are you a board member and you don’t know where to begin? I offer you a recipe for an effective, and very simple Executive Director performance review.
Think about your last board retreat. You’ve invested all this time and money. Your board members gave up a Friday night and full day on Saturday. And yet, just months later, they can barely even remember the agenda, much less any outcomes. Wow. This is NOT OK! Here’s how to do a whole lot better.
Let me break it down for you: The roles and responsibilities of the Executive Director, the board chair, and the grey area where you need to work together.
Ice breakers are the worst, right? So when I facilitate a retreat, I always promise “NO ICE BREAKERS!” Confession time. I do use an ice breaker, and it’s…
Founders are remarkable people. They make a huge difference in the world. But sometimes, they also cause the long term destruction of their own organizations.
Nonprofit health depends on a strong relationship between the CEO and the Board Chair. Here’s a downloadable agenda that strengthens that relationship.
Handle your elevator pitch the right way and you’ll get more volunteers, donations, engagement and awareness. Here’s how to get it right.