Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

Strategic plans look into the future three to five years, setting up the goal posts your organization wants to hit by the end of the plan. We’ve talked before about inspirational versus practical planning and about journey versus route, but here’s a quick reminder. When it comes to nonprofit organizational planning, the inspirational view –…

Board Meeting Agendas & Board Packets

All board meetings need to have some kind of formal order provided through a board agenda. Often, these agendas become a basic template used year in and year out without much thought or notice. To have a truly effective handle on your organization and board meetings as a whole, more thought and care should be…

Scavenger Hunt: Committee Charters

Welcome back to the Basic Board Document Scavenger Hunt. Today, we are delving into the roles and responsibilities of board committees through documents called Committee Charters. A committee charter is a document that lays out the name of the committee, its purpose, responsibilities and membership. They are a perfect reference for board members, committee members…

Scavenger Hunt: Whistleblower Policy

Welcome to our basic document Scavenger Hunt! In this section we will ask you to find existing documents and policies your board of directors should have. If your board gives you a policy book at the start of your term or on an annual basis – awesome. If not, this is a great chance to…