Board Basics

Every nonprofit board needs the same basic best practices, skills, policies and documents…and every nonprofit is completely unique. In this section, we break down our articles by category for easy reference and a useful resource. Duties and Documents Board duties – care, loyalty and obedience Important document scavenger hunt / Introduction Scavenger hunt – Job…

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 –…

Tactical Planning for Nonprofits

What is a tactical plan? Tactical plans break-down an organization’s goals and needs for a short period of time, usually 12 to 18 months. They can work as a support to an overall strategic plan (three to five year goals) or they can work as a catalyst to get an organization’s board on-track to tackle…