“I check your website regularly to peruse your latest and greatest.” (Subscribe to my blog to receive weekly tips and resources. And peruse the archives.)
I just went on your website to do some research. Wow, I’m so impressed (more so that I was already) — and thankful for the amazing collection of resources. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Bravo to you for making it public and really accessible.” (CT foundation advisor)
How effective is your board? Check out these standards. Use this governance assessment every year. Tabulate and discuss the results. Make improvements.
Nominating Committee Job
Nominating Committee is an old-fashioned name that doesn’t express the scope of work. Use Governance Committee or Board Development Committee instead.
Role of the board
This is the job description of a board, the concept of corporate governance. Personalize the vocabulary to your organization – but you can’t change the functions. This is governance, not personal opinion!
I mostly don’t like them – especially advisory boards. Be careful. Read this article before you decide you want anything of this sort. And if you already have some form of advisory body, then read this article to make changes.
Board Member Performance Expectations: Version #1
Check out these performance expectations, which should be common to all board members. Remember, the board member is different than the board. The board does corporate governance, and that’s a group process. See Role of the Board. The individual board member is part of the group that is the board.
Board Member Performance Expectations: Version #2
I’ve organized the individual board member performance expectations differently in this example. And I’ve added a P.S. about small organizations that need board members to help do management stuff.
Too many boards (and board chairs and even CEOs) don’t really understand the role of the board chair. Without a clear understanding, your organization may recruit a mediocre or lousy one. Unfortunately great board chairs aren’t all that common.
Involving Your Board in Fundraising
Check out these tips. Listen to the Podcast that can help you train board members in face-to-face solicitation. Expand your board and board member involvement in fundraising.
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Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, FAFP, Certificate in Philanthropic Psychology is an internationally recognized expert in fund development, board and organizational development, strategic planning, and management.