David Hutchinson, President, Cause Leadership
Strategic plans identify actions that enable you to achieve your organization's goals and mission. These plans often pinpoint high-priority directions and goals. Then, they determine the steps needed for meeting these goals and indicators used to measure success and are usually established for three to five years.
In this article, we assess how a strategic plan:
Washington Nonprofits and Jacobson Jarvis, PLLC worked in partnership to develop the Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits (FUN) Oversight Kit. Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits was designed to increase nonprofit finance literacy in ways that help board members to grow their mission and protect their assets.
Jeanne C. Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Lisa Cook, founder of the consulting firm "Get On Board Australia," hosts the Board Shorts podcast--designed to help listeners understand board governance in 30-minute conversations. The podcast is oriented towards helping executives learn about their roles and responsibilities, how to lead a team of volunteers, and what makes a good board member.
Your board has voted on the new directors and are now ready to get to work. From the first hello to the first few meetings, there are many actions, some small but all intentional, that when woven together create a strong and sustainable onboarding program. By following each thread, it is possible to engage your returning board members in leadership positions, incorporate micro-trainings, and provide a platform for new members to become successful in your nonprofit.
Recording length: 1 hour, 17 minutes
Leading a dynamic nonprofit board is challenging. Often, it can feel like an episode of the television show “Survivor.” In this session, you’ll explore practical and unique ways you can transform your board journey into an “Amazing Race.” Moving beyond a simple review of board roles and responsibilities, you’ll dive deep into the key practices of dynamic nonprofit boards, potential pitfalls to avoid, as well as current trends and hot topics. You’ll also begin developing your individual plan to elevate your board effectiveness.
Recording length: 1 hour, 14 minutes
These days, many organizations are asking themselves: Could we have been better prepared? While organizations use strategic planning to prepare for opportunities and challenges and to chart a course forward, nonprofits have spent 2020 adapting and evolving, and are taking a new look at future strategic planning needs.
Jeanne Tedrow, President and CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Jeanne Tedrow, President and CEO, of North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.
Imagine a customer walking into a pizza shop to order a pizza, then only wanting to pay for the ingredients – flour, sauce, toppings, cheese. (See Pizza and a Laugh ‒ A Reminder about Your Nonprofit Financial Stress Level, Nonprofit Quarterly, December 18, 2018.)