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Nonprofit Board Member Criteria Allows Organizations To Set Standards For What Success Looks Like
September 23, 2019

Beyond Passion: Nonprofit Board Member Criteria

Passion. It’s the favorite first ingredient in recipes for cooking up a great nonprofit board member. “Commitment to mission” or “passion for the cause” is included on almost every list of criteria for prospective board members. Amidst numerous other preferred…

For Those Who Wish To Create A 501(c)(3) Organization, Knowing The Required Steps And Regulations Is Crucial
September 16, 2019

How to Create a 501(c)(3) Organization

In the beginning, it’s easier to learn how to create a 501(c)(3) than most people think. Section 501(c)(3) is part of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code that provides exemptions of federal taxes for qualifying nonprofit organizations. The IRS, under the…

Using A Nonprofit Board Report Template Helps Establish A Strong Reporting Structure For An Organization
September 13, 2019

Nonprofit Board Report Template

Much of what happens in board meetings is routine. There simply isn’t time to commit to all the legwork that needs to be done in each committee. It’s not necessary for all board members to be involved in all the…

The Duties And Responsibilities Of A Managing Director Vs. Director Do Overlap But Also Have Key Differences
September 11, 2019

Managing Director vs. Director: Key Differentiators

Companies develop their leadership structure based on several things, including the company’s size, type of industry, geographical location, regulations and other criteria. The leadership hierarchy should be arranged so that the company has strong direction and accountability. Titles and ranks…

Using An Example Board Meeting Agenda As A Starting Point Can Help Your Board Hold More Productive Meetings
September 9, 2019

Example Board Meeting Agenda

Well-organized companies and organizations begin planning board meetings as soon as the previous meeting ends. Other boards fly by the seat of their pants and throw an agenda together the week before the meeting. Board meetings are serious business. If…

Creating And Maintaining Organizational Diversity Is Critical To The Overall Success Of An Organization
September 6, 2019

How to Improve Organizational Diversity

Just as diverse boards bring many different and valuable perspectives to an organization, a diverse group of employees brings many benefits to a company for the same reasons. When organizations are receptive to them, a diverse population of employees and…

The Risks Of Neglecting Board Diversity Are High Stakes For Nonprofit Boards
September 3, 2019

The Risks of Neglecting Nonprofit Board Diversity

Shareholders and stakeholders develop confidence in their boards of directors more easily when they represent the people they serve. Multiple perspectives on issues foment creativity in the boardroom and prevent groupthink. It’s necessary for boards to disrupt the status quo…

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