Strategically Manage Your Nonprofit Board


The Board of Directors is Integral to a Nonprofit’s Success

Having a well-established board of directors is essential for maximizing the potential of your nonprofit organization. The right people, with the right training, can make all the difference in achieving success.

Managing a board of directors can be challenging, yet it’s an integral part of a nonprofit’s operation. Understanding what knowledge your board of directors will need is one of the first steps in building a successful nonprofit board.

Establishing an Impactful Nonprofit Board of Directors

When determining your individual board members, it’s important to understand the various motivations, legal responsibilities and education that comes with being a director of a nonprofit board.

The key responsibility of the board of directors is to monitor the organization on behalf of the members or the public that it serves. Keep in mind, the board possesses ultimate legal responsibility for the organization.

In-Depth Guide for Nonprofit Board of Directors

We’ve developed a comprehensive guide of nonprofit board best practices to help them succeed: “Strategically Manage Your Nonprofit Board for Maximum Impact.” This guide covers important areas for nonprofits executives to consider including:

  • Determining ideal members
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Protections for board of directors
  • Education & training
  • Ensuring diversity
  • Forming committees
  • Financial reporting
  • Importance of Form 990
  • Strategic planning

Your nonprofit’s board of directors is its most valuable asset. Your board members set the tone of the organization and help it operate at its full potential. It’s important that each board member is educated and trained in nonprofit best practices to operate effectively and strengthen governance.

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