Sunday, February 05, 2012

10 Sites To Jump Start Your Board of Directors

Hello Leaders!

No organization is created in a vacuum.  Use these tools to jump start your board, board meeting or retreat.

1.  Effective Boards from National Center for Nonprofit Boards

...Each individual board member should fully understand and support the organizations mission and purpose.

2. Building Effective NonProfit Boards

...Exceptional nonprofit boards recognize that diversity is essential to an organization's success.

3.  Create The Future

...The board has three broad areas of responsibility: planning and policy development; community and organizational development; and, fundraising and support development.


...Effective board meetings concentrate on matters that involve interactive discussions and deliberations, rather than passive listening to reports and presentations.

5. The Seven Habits of an Effective Board

...Effective boards ensure non-executive directors contribute to developing the strategy, and feel a sense of ownership of the strategy.

6.  Board Check List on

{scroll down to it}...[] Does the board have an effective director-orientation program?

7.  Role of an Organizational Leader

..."a leader is considered to be someone with visionand ability to articulate that vision to the team, so vividly and powerfully that it becomes their vision"

8.  Organizational Leadership Definition

...organizational performance management is equally important, in that the organization, as it changes, must be continually assessed.

9.  All About Non-Profit Fundraising

...recognize the importance of the relationship between an organization and its potential donors.

10. Recruiting for Board Members

...There are ways of seeking out these potential board members - ways we don't generally associate with recruiting for a board.