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Engaging and Evaluating for Board Effectiveness

Nonprofit leaders and board members often ask about ways to maximize and maintain board member engagement. Furthermore, they ask about how to evaluate the board’s ongoing effectiveness. While there are

Educating Your Board of Directors

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela. Education forms the foundation from which most everything else is created, making it

Exploring Ways to Find Your Next Board Member

An effective board of directors begins with having the appropriate people in place. Without this thoughtfully constructed team of individuals, it becomes difficult to achieve a group that is able

Building Diversity to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Nonprofit Board of Directors

Your board of directors is an important asset. These individuals are a key factor in guiding the direction and growth of an organization by making key decisions that define its

How do you best “sell” accreditation to board of directors and staff?

It is important to gain the necessary buy-in from staff and board members before undertaking the strategic process of seeking national accreditation for your organization.

Is it important to educate your board of directors? YES!

Education forms the foundation from which most everything else is created, making it one of the wisest investments a nonprofit can expend its precious resources on. Nowhere is this truer

How to Have a Winning Board Retreat

A well-functioning, cohesive and engaged board of directors is a crucial factor for your organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. As a nonprofit organization continues to grow in both size

Succession Planning – It’s Not All About You

At some point, every organization will face the challenges of a change in leadership. Though many of these transitions are anticipated – like when a CEO or board chair retires

What are some quick tips for maintaining an engaged board of directors?

 In this video, Jennifer, provides some specific tips on how to keep your board members engaged with your organization throughout their tenure.

2017 Blog Recap

Did you miss any of our Accreditation Guru blog posts during the past year? We published nearly 25 informative articles on topics ranging from accreditation preparation to nonprofit management to

What to Consider Before Joining a Nonprofit Board of Directors

You have just been invited to join a respected nonprofit’s board of directors. Sounds flattering, right? Absolutely – and it should be. Nonprofit organizations provide critical services to those in
Board members (and staff) involved in the accreditation process will have a hand in improving and influencing the future of the organization.

Getting Your Board on Board for Accreditation

Organizations with a corporate governing board (whether a nonprofit’s board of directors or a for-profit’s board of advisors/trustees), should be sure to actively include this group in the run-up to