The Board Role
In Strategic Thinking And Planning: In this article we will focus on a critical
board building challenge: How can the board of directors organize itself in
order to function as an effective, future-focused leadership team? Put another
way, How can the board be involved in meaningful ways in
strategic planning and ongoing strategic thinking?
Developing a Board Recruitment Plan:
How does the board recruit board directors that
are committed to the organization and possess skills, knowledge and other
attributes needed in order for the board to effectively carry out its
responsibilities? Board recruitment offers an exciting opportunity to
build a nonprofit leadership team around shared values and
Encouraging Visionary Board Leadership: The rapid pace
of change requires that nonprofit boards look and act differently. Many
boards have already made the transition. They possess a number of
qualities and characteristics that together make up a new profile of board effectiveness.
Building an Effective Board of Directors:
Every nonprofit organization must have a Board of Directors. But, beyond this legal requirement, a well-informed and well-trained board is absolutely essential. An
effective board of directors has a clear understanding of its roles and responsibilities. Board members, in effect, own the organization.
Training of Board Members:
How do board members acquire the
skills and knowledge they need to be effective leaders and
Visionary Board Leadership Assessment: One of the most reliable ways the
board can strengthen its performance as a governing body is to periodically
assess its own performance. The Visionary Board Leadership Assessment focuses on
competencies and characteristics which, when taken together, delineate the
profile of an effective future focused board. The results of the assessment can
be used to develop action plans to strengthen the visionary leadership capacity
of your board.