Uncovering the Mystery: The Art and Science of Shared Leadership

Board governance is a shared responsibility between the chief executive and the board of directors as a collective. The board relies on the expertise of the CEO to help it meet its responsibilities.  The key to effectively fulfilling their role is to ask these three key questions Read More

10 Must Read Books for Nonprofit Leaders

Even if you grab only one of these and read it in its entirety, it will be a real investment in your professional growth and will help make the work you do even more remarkable. SEE LIST

5 Essential Facts for Weathering a Change in Leadership

You’re the board chair of a nonprofit organization, and your executive director just told you she or he plans to retire in 3 months. Are you prepared for a major transition?  Knowing these 5 essential facts will guide you through a successful change in nonprofit leadership. Read More

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…