BoardSource releases “Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices”
Among the great many interesting data points, we find that board chairs and nonprofit CEOs say that these are the most important areas to address to improve board performance:
- Strengthen fundraising efforts
- Strengthen outreach efforts and act as ambassadors for the organization
- Change or strengthen recruitment practices
- Strengthen commitment and engagement of individual board members
- Strengthen the approach to strategic planning
High-impact, successful nonprofits focus attention and resources on these major leadership areas, building stronger organizations ready to make an even greater impact on their communities. As a long-time proponents of sound management practices in the nonprofit sector, we firmly believe that organizations of all sizes can and should devote time and energy to these critical matters. A strong board has a profound effect on a nonprofit’s capacity to accomplish its mission.
If there’s a nonprofit out there that needs to work on any of these board leadership areas, please let us know. Perhaps it’s your nonprofit. Perhaps it’s a nonprofit you support. We can provide strategic, creative solutions to addressing these and many other issues facing nonprofit leaders.
Tell us what you want to accomplish. We can help you get there!
To learn more about the BoardSource report, to download a copy and to take advantage of a wide range of printable, free information pieces, visit www.leadingwithintent.org.