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How to Be on a Nonprofit Board Without Regretting It

[From:  https://www.thebalance.com] "Serving on a volunteer board of directors can be a study in frustration or one of the great pleasures of your life.  If you and the organization are not well matched, you may be bored at best and appalled at worst.  But when both...

Reframing Governance

[From:  https://nonprofitquarterly.org] "Many members of the nonprofit world have expressed concern that the sector has not developed new forms of governance. We have not, they complain, seen anything more than a minor variation on current designs and practices. For...

Five Ways to Simplify Preparing for a Board Meeting

[From:  https://www.boardeffect.com] "As the date for the board meeting approaches and the “to do” list grows by the minute, it’s easy to get caught in a panic. Just when you thought you had things under control, you find that one committee has not turned in its...

How to Take Minutes at a Board Meeting

[From: https://www.boardeffect.com} "Taking good meeting minutes at a board meeting is an important and fulfilling role. Board meeting minutes are more than a general accounting of board discussions; they serve as an official and legal record of the meeting of the...

Phased-In Giving: A New Trend in Setting the Board’s Give/Get Policy

[From: http://blog.boardsource.org/] "As New York’s leading personalized nonprofit board matching service, BoardAssist spends a lot of time working with nonprofit boards to help them craft their nonprofit’s give/get policy — or how much board members should be asked...

Elk Are coming to Grandfather Mountain!

[From: http://www.wfmynews2.com] "According to a news release, the elk calves should arrive in December. The nonprofit nature preserve and attraction has adopted three male elk to live in an all-new habitat. The adoptees are calves, each around four months old, and...

Local Nonprofits Foster Well-Being through Creative Expression

[From: https://mountainx.com] "There’s much virtue to extol and benefit to applaud in experiencing the arts — attending an exhibition, going to a concert, strolling through a craft show — or signing up for a class in, say, plein-air painting or silversmithing or...