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Six Actions to Take Now to Optimize Your Board for the Year

Are you taking advantage of the summer to plan for your board’s year? During this quieter time, Nanette Fridman of Fridman Strategies, suggests taking these six actions to set your board up for a successful year to come. Read More

Board Member Contract (Sample)

One way to be sure that each person on the board is clear on his or her responsibilities is to adopt a board member "contract." Not intended to be legally enforced, the contract outlines explicitly what is expected of individual board members, and how the organization will in turn be respons…

What You Need to Know BEFORE You Serve on a Board

Serving as a board member can be one of the most important, challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. Here are some questions you may want to ask before accepting an invitation to serve on a board. Read More

Sage Advice for a First Time Nonprofit Director

Advice for a first time board director from Eric Fram, who adds decades of experience and his commentary to a guide from the Stamford Graduate School of Business.  Read More 

Can Change Really Come to the Third Sector?

Historically, the greatest revolutions and social shifts that have had staying power have had several consistent characteristics that made them successful. If we can learn from them, we can hopefully usher in the much-needed change that we need for the nonprofit world. Read More