Scavenger Hunt: Conflict of Interest

Welcome back to the document scavenger hunt! Today we are focusing on a Conflict of Interest (COI) policy. It’s a biggie. Do you have one? Great! Do you fill out a new one annually? Awesome. If you don’t have a policy, or don’t fill one out annually, you should. Following is more information on what…

Scavenger Hunt: Board Bylaws

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…

March is all about Board Basics

A nonprofit board of directors is an amazing mix of individuals, personalities, experiences and skills that come together with one focus – to make the nonprofit as effective and impactful as possible. All boards, no matter the mission, need to address and tackle some board basics. Board basics training should be repeated (in some form)…

Planning: Journey vs. Route

Organizations always need a mix of inspiration and practicality as they work. We’ve touched on this before, discussing working from the ideal to real in your planning process. Today, we look at one key component of your planning process: Planning. The journey Strategic plans are the embodiment of your organization’s dreams, a vision of where…

Inspirational Thinking

Inspirational thinking is at the heart of a strategic plan. Organizations look into the future and envision how they will operate through programming, fundraising, governance and more. Close your eyes. What’s your dream for the organization? What will it be doing? This dream is your vision of the organization. Think about the direction this vision…