NPO Operations

Board Management Software – Streamline and Digitize Tasks with these Essential NPO Solutions

Running a non-profit is hard enough, why make managing your board more difficult than it needs to be? When you use board management software, you can easily eliminate many of the time-wasting management tasks which prevent board members from concentrating on providing effective leadership. Also Read: Membership Management Software Board management software assists board members […]

Consensus Decision Making for boards of not-for-profits

Reaching decisions as a non-profit board comes in a variety of formats. A majority vote is a popular choice when a decision needs to be expedited. This method, however, does not always reveal the best solution for the board or the organization and can cause frustration among members. Ranking, scoring, and multiple voting rounds are […]

Ways to Increase Association Membership

Over the past decade, the majority of trade associations and Individual Membership Organizations (IMOs) have reported increases in association membership. The average annual increase is a very satisfactory 5%. Not every association is experiencing this same positive boost in membership, however. In the most recent studies, roughly 29% of trade and individual associations experienced a […]

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Here’s an infographic on how to handle possible conflict of interest at your organization. We call it the 4Rs of Handling Conflict of Interest. Reveal Promptly declare to the board of directors any conflict of interest and ask that such declaration be recorded in the minutes. Recuse Refrain from all discussion of, and voting on, […]

The Role of the Chair

While every board member plays an important role in the governance of an organisation, the chair holds the greatest influence over the focus and culture of the board’s activities. Therefore, it is vital that boards take great care in appointing their chairs. When discussing the role of the chair for your organisation, there are several […]

Board Fundraising Review

There is increasing pressure on not-for-profits to ensure that fundraising practices are effective and proper. If you’re considering reviewing your fundraising practices, here are seven important tips to guide you. 1. Make Sure Your Targets are Realistic Unrealistic targets create pressure and can lead to questionable fundraising practices. It’s important that targets set by management, […]