The Nonprofit Board You’d Love to Join

If we accept as given that a nonprofit has a mission that resonates with you, what makes a board one you would want to join? Likely, the principal reasons are your existing relationships to the organization and its leadership. But for organizations seeking board members, the following list of ten attractive characteristics of a nonprofit […]

Leading with Intent: 2023 Nonprofit Board Survey

BoardSource recently launched its survey in connection with the updated Leading with Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices for 2023. Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? What matters most when it comes to the board’s roles and responsibilities? What impact are they having on organizational performance? How do boards conduct their work? How well […]

California: Nonprofit Directors’ Rights of Inspection

As a board member (director) of a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, you have certain rights of inspection that allow you to access and review the corporation’s books, records, documents, and physical properties. Section 6334 of the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law and Section 8334 of the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation each provide: Every director […]

Setting Up an Effective Nonprofit Board

Nonprofit founders and executives rely upon the corporation’s directors (board members) to set the tone and example for the corporation’s operations, vision, and values. Without an effective and supportive board, corporations can become overly reliant on a single leader, which limits how far the corporation can go in advancing its mission. This is why founders […]

Nonprofit Radio: Recruiting Your Nonprofit Board Members

I’ll be on on Nonprofit Radio this Friday, October 9, at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about recruiting nonprofit board members. The archived podcast is available here. Our discussion is prompted by a recent blog post I wrote, 12 Considerations Before You Join that Nonprofit Board, which itself was inspired by a popular article […]