Board Resources and Tools

We understand that board services is one of the most challenging aspects of managing a nonprofit, both from the board perspective and for staff. For this reason, we’ve compiled a database of resources. These resources includes articles and templates that can help your board to operate at its full potential.

Board Resources and Tools

We’ve complied a comprehensive database of resources that can make an impact. Use the table below to search for resources. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Board ToolkitWe understand that board services is one of the most challenging aspects of managing a nonprofit, both from the board perspective and for staff. For …
Sample Dashboard Indicators for Your BoardDashboards can be valuable tools for the executive director and the board when making critical decisions. This sample from CompassPoint will give a framework as you …
The Board of an All Volunteer OrganizationMany people work in groups in which nobody is paid, everyone is part-time, and everyone can leave any time they want. This includes civic clubs, …
Creating and Maintaining Your BylawsAnnotated Form of Bylaws for a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation [2016] from Public Counsel Here’s an excellent article on what should be in your bylaws. How …
Advisory BoardsAdvisory boards or committees are made up of volunteers and are formed to give advice and recommendations to a nonprofit’s governing board or management staff. …
Conflict of InterestNonprofit Conflict of Interest: A 3-Dimensional View an article by Jan Masaoka offers a nuanced view of conflict of interest issues and includes a sample conflict …
Term Limits for Nonprofit BoardsThe debate on term limits has been waging for decades, if not centuries.  So, there is no “settled” answer to this question.  But my own …
Board Portals and Other Ways to CollaborateSoftware can bridge the distance and unite dispersed collaborators by making it easy to present, review, and comment on information. Some tools are designed for …
Can Nonprofits Pay Board Members?Even though compensating board members is standard in the business world, only a small percentage of nonprofits compensate board members. Those nonprofits that do pay …
Top 10 Ways to Get Investigated by a State RegulatorNonprofit board members need to understand the regulatory environment in which their organizations operate. State attorneys general have the power to bring a nonprofit to …
Taking Action on Board DiversityLeading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices published by BoardSource reveals some troubling information about the diversity of today’s nonprofit boards. We’re making …
The Board and FundraisingIn her article Getting to 100% Board Giving, author Jan Masaoka offers five great ideas to get you there.    
Board Member ContractsCall it a contract or an agreement, it’s an excellent idea to have a written statement outlining your board members’ responsibilities and legal duties.  Here …
Board Staff Interactions: What’s Acceptable, What’s Not?This compilation of FAQs from BoardSource helps explain the ins and outs of the board–staff partnership.  
Board Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, and Other ConsiderationsOne of the most effective ways to accomplish productive meetings — and strong governance — is to carefully design an agenda and then closely facilitate …
Resources to Help Build a Better BoardComprehensive resources for both those new to boards and those wanting to improve their boards All About Boards offers tools, advice and counsel on all …
The Board and the Executive DirectorEvaluating, preparing for transition, setting compensation, understanding board vs ED roles EVALUATING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  “Evaluating the Executive Director,” Blue Avocado; “Executive Director Evaluation Survey …
Evaluating the BoardTools for self assessment Board self-assessment aims to help a board do its job better by improving members’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities.  Using …
Recruiting Board MembersGuidelines, tips and tools BoardSource’s Board Recruitment Center has a Recruit Board Members section for nonprofit staff and board members where you can find some …
Board Job DescriptionsFree Management Library: Sample Job Descriptions for Board Chair, Vice Chair, Committee Chair, Board Member, Secretary, Treasurer Bridgestar: Board Job Descriptions:  Board Chair, Board Member
Board Roles and ResponsibilitiesBoard Roles and Duties  A succinct discussion of a boards roles and duties from the Nonprofit Law Blog. Are you wondering where the line is …
Fast Facts About BoardsQuick answers to your basic questions about boards Unlike private businesses, nonprofit organizations are not “owned” by anyone. Instead they are “owned” by the community: …

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