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The Board Give or Get Quandary

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This is the final post in our summer series on board development, and we’ve saved one of the meatiest issues for last. One of the most common questions I receive about board leadership relates to the board’s role as fundraiser (for) and donor (to) the organization: Should my board have a personal fundraising minimum? What.

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Onboarding Your New Board Members

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So you have some new board members joining you this fall, which is exciting, but what’s the plan? How will you introduce them to the work of your organization, familiarize them with your case for support, engage them in committee work, and integrate them into your current board team? Sound like a big job? Let’s.

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Four Easy Steps to Committee Member Recruitment

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Now is the time of year when we tend to think about our standing and ad hoc committee structures and wonder if we have a) the right people; b) enough people; and c) a clear understanding of what it is the committee is supposed to do. A few weeks ago we talked about how we.

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Committee Goals and Work Plans – Do I Really Need Them?

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If you are following my blog lately, and you’re interested in board development, you may have noticed that I’ve referenced the need for board members to be spending spring and summer months planning for the year ahead (assuming a July 1 fiscal year) – and that the outcomes of this planning should involve standing committee.

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Training Your Board Committee Chairs

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Two weeks ago, we talked about standing board committees – I described the typical standing board committee structure. Now, as you close in on the end of summer and think about getting your board back to work (unless they have been working all summer, and if so, good for you!) I hope you will consider.

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