Starting a Non-Profit Part 1: Research

Perhaps you see a need in your community and you want to do something about it. What’s the best way of addressing the issue? Many people will start a nonprofit organization to serve through. This takes a significant investment of time and resources and before getting...

Board Committees and Structures

Much of the work of the board will happen not during board meetings, but within committees designated to handle specific tasks and functions. The committees you have will be driven by the needs of the board and the organization you oversee. Each committee is...

Board Officer Roles

In addition to regular board member responsibilities, there are a handful of officers that will take on additional leadership responsibilities – the president, secretary, and treasurer. Officers direct the operations of the board and play a central role in governance....

Board Responsibilities – Financial Oversight

For your organization to be sustainable, long-lasting, and well-positioned to accomplish its purpose, strong financial oversight is critical. Healthy funding allows you to deliver programs without cutting corners or being short-staffed, expand the number of...

Board Responsibilities – Program Oversight

Having in place good management will drive success in your organization’s programs, your reason for being. Except for small nonprofits, board members typically won’t be involved in running the programs, but they are expected to provide direction and guidance for them....