6 Tips for Developing Spectacular Board Members
Your nonprofit board is like the helmsman of a ship, steering it out of dangerous waters and toward strategic decisions. But preparing new board members to forge ahead - and excel at the job- takes navigation. Here are six tips for getting new board members up to speed and keeping them on the right course:
Orient them to your organization. Board members need to understand your nonprofit. What's your mission, who are your stakeholders and what services do you provide? Are there strategic goals in place? A formal orientation is an opportunity to give new members a foundation on which to perform. It's also a chance to define board vs. staff responsibilities. (Read More)
Who's Got the Talent?
Someday, your organization's board chair will likely step down or, per your bylaws, it will be time to rotate the position. So, start thinking of a replacement before that happens.
The board (via its nominating committee) and staff should pinpoint a board member (or two) who's a strategic thinker who focuses on the nonprofit's mission, vision and long-term goals. Working well with your management team and being able to effectively represent the organization in the community are other requirements. (Read More)
QuickBooks User Group
September 26, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Are you new to QuickBooks and feeling overwhelmed? Or looking for ways to streamline your regular tasks? This group is designed for QuickBooks users to network with other users, share tips and learn how to get more out of your QuickBooks system.
During this session, we will cover how to review and cleanup accounts, as well as taking a look at the reporting, registers and templates that are available in QuickBooks.
You are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with QuickBooks, but it is not required for participation. Email us
to RSVP or for more information.