Deeper Planning – Strategic and Tactical Planning for Nonprofits

It’s in our nature to look toward the future in inspirational terms. No matter the size of your nonprofit, your work is driven by a central mission of doing good work and making a positive impact in your community or the larger world. Organizational leadership has a mandate to look toward the future, ensuring the…

Strengths and Weaknesses as part of a nonprofit SWOT analysis

SWOT Analyses are a common way of evaluating where an organization stands, what are its greatest attributes and greatest areas of improvement. SWOT stands for Strengths – Weaknesses – Opportunities – Threats. As we touched on before, strengths and weaknesses are internal and opportunities and threats are external. Today, we look at strengths and weaknesses….

Board Meetings: Introduction

Today we launch into a new section in our Board Basics Training course. We are going to shift focus from documents and policies to what you need for the best possible board meetings. Board meetings are the most vital (and often time consuming) aspect of what it means to be a board member on an…

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…