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How To Take Board Meeting Minutes: The Nonprofit Guide

Board Meeting Minutes are a crucial aspect of any successful organization, whether private or public. Ensuring directors fulfil their responsibilities and duties while also serving as a reminder for decisions made during board meetings. However, despite their importance, many organizations continue to create inaccurate records of their board meetings, such as irrelevant statements, recording too …

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A Guide To Social Media for Nonprofits: Impact With A Low Budget

Nonprofits usually struggle for resources, whether that’s staffing, donations or even just time. Often, this leads to disappointment about the organization’s progression, particularly for those trying to expand the reach and awareness of the cause through social media. However, don’t feel disheartened because, in this comprehensive guide to social media for nonprofits, we’ll explain how …

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Leadership Succession Planning for Not-for-Profits

Succession Planning For Nonprofit Leadership: A Brief Guide

One of the primary responsibilities of boards is choosing successors for the organization’s senior leadership. In other words – succession planning for nonprofit leadership. This task is crucial because changes in these positions inevitably disrupt organizational performance. So how can directors ensure that their board’s approach to succession is practical and ultimately effective? The following …

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Nonprofit Financial Management: It’s Time for a Paradigm Shift

Few would deny that we have gone through a tumultuous period with the economy. There is no consensus as to how long the turbulence will continue—certainly for months, perhaps for years, depending upon which analyst you are listening to. However, most of us would agree that economic times are difficult right now, for our NPO, …

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Reinvesting In A Sustainable Nonprofit Organization with Arbazz Nizami

In this episode of the Strategic Nonprofit Podcast, host Trista McIver sits down with Arbazz Nizami, an award-winning higher education marketer, social entrepreneur, and doctoral student, to discuss the importance of reinvesting in a sustainable nonprofit organization. It was planting small seeds, and those seeds eventually started growing, and we were able to build this …

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An Overview of Nonprofit Compensation Trends

Are you struggling to find a benchmark for your employees’ and executive directors’ compensation plans? If so, this short article examing our 2014 Compensation and Operations Report that identifies nonprofit compensation trends is for you.  How Not-For-Profit Associations Are Setting Salaries in British Columbia Based on our 2014 Compensation and Operations Report, the NPO salary setting process’s …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Process

Given the steady change in volunteer directors, periodic nonprofit strategic planning sessions are even more important for volunteer associations than for profit-seeking corporations. And yet, until recently, few associations have taken the time to conduct this serious planning exercise. How should they be arranged, who should be involved, and what should be covered? Read on for our …

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Helping Committees Do Good Work: 12 Great Tips

12 Nonprofit Board Committees Best Practices: Helping Committees Do Good Work

Many NPOs have difficulty relying on their board committees to function well. Too often, committees fail to accomplish their goals because they have little or no training to work together, cooperatively and effectively. Leaving unanswered questions such as: How should committees be structured? How should the committee meetings be managed? And how can committees work …

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Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Nonprofit CEOs

The challenges of nonprofit leadership require a particular skillset. For instance, imagine working in an organization where you are responsible for overall administration and performance but not setting the organization’s strategic plan and significant goals. Furthermore, imagine working in an organization where a vast majority of your workers are not paid any remuneration. Meaning that …

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10 Best Practices For Nonprofit Membership Retention

Annually, Canadians give $14 billion to registered nonprofit organizations. For this reason, members are naturally one of the vital keys to success if you’re looking to sustain and grow your association. However, the problem is that many nonprofits make the mistake of prioritizing finding new members instead of ensuring their existing ones are happy. So …

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