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Category: FRM Issue 60

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Build A More Effective Board

Category: FRM Issue 60
Board Development Techniques It is undeniable that a nonprofit organization’s success in fundraising is affected by the way it goes about selecting and recruiting its board members.  Success is also influenced by the way new board members are introduced to the organization and how they become involved in the operational and organizational life ...

Forming a new Committee on Governance

Category: FRM Issue 60
An organization stands to gain a definite edge if it does a better job of enlisting, training and involving its board members, and managing the board, than its competitors do.  One way to do this is to replace the standard nominating committee with a committee on governance.  The committee should include the current board chair, two to three othe...

Focus on Board Participation or Board Leadership?

Category: FRM Issue 60
Which will your board choose? In today’s competitive fundraising environment it now seems universally recognized that successful organizations strive to attain 100 percent gift participation from their board members. We have observed that many organizations and development officers seem overly fixated on achieving this significant goal of partic...

On Second Thought: Board of Directors -or- Board of Trustees, does it matter?

Category: FRM Issue 60
Is there a changing preference for the name of your nonprofit governing board?  In our experience it’s hard to say that there is a clear industry standard.  As we observe the practices of our clients, there are actually some that have both a governing board of trustees and a supporting board of directors. [caption id="attachment_1927" align=...