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The Importance of Mentoring New Board Members & Those Poised for Leadership Positions

Peer mentoring is a powerful tool for board education because it engages people and harnesses the individual and collective power of the board. It has the added advantage of facilitating more trusting and meaningful board member relationships, building board cohesion, and ultimately contributing to the level of shared understanding that promotes more informed decision making.

“I’ve served on many boards and never before felt so welcomed; as a result, I am more willing to give my time. I feel connected to the people, the work, and the mission of the organization. Because of that, I am able to better represent its mission to our stakeholders.”

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Succession Planning for the Board Chair Position

The board chair has one of the most important positions at a nonprofit organization. When considering all of the characteristics of the role, as outlined in this new four-page resource -- key leadership skills, important duties, and legal obligations, to name a few -- it's clear the board chair role is not for everyone. Committing to and investing in emerging board leaders is a critical step in the succession planning process for this position. 

Don't leave your mission to chance, download this resource, read through the four steps of the board chair development process, and begin strategically identifying new board leaders.


Capital Campaigns: The Board's Role & Key Questions to Consider

Is your nonprofit organization considering using a capital campaign to raise a large amount of money for a specific purpose, such as a building project, the expansion of programs, or the acquisition of an endowment? While some aspects of conducting a capital campaign may seem obvious, this resource highlights the importance of a feasibility study, questions to consider when evaluating the study, followed by other important information boards need to consider and reflect upon.

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New Blog Post: Planning for Action Will Help Your Board Members Forget to Be Forgetful

When we plan for action, we acknowledge and address the four barriers to action: the environment in which we live and work, tools to move us forward, knowledge and skills related to what we are trying to do, and our emotions—or how we are feeling about ourselves and the task at hand. Once we do away with the barriers, there are three accelerators of action: having a clear focus, taking time to reflect, and having the support of a team. Read Now.

Don't miss this popular blog post published earlier this month: Don’t Do It: Don’t Start a Nonprofit.



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