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How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers

How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards? We know you want to know! That’s why BoardAssist compiles this data every year from the hundreds of nonprofits we serve and shares it with the nonprofit community.  Nonprofit leaders,

Adding to your Board? Top Ten Questions to Ask when Choosing a Board Recruiting Service

Identifying new trustees for your board of directors is one of the most important functions any nonprofit board performs. And with nearly 2 million board seats opening up in this country every year, board recruiting can be challenging. For that reason,

Planning Your Next Career Move? Don’t Forget to Join a Nonprofit Board

As the Executive Director of BoardAssist, I receive a steady stream of inquiries and referrals from job coaches nearly every day.  Why? Because it’s their job to help you find yours, and nonprofit board service gives you an edge.  What

Your Donor-Centered Appeal Letter Checklist

You’ve taken the first step and realized your appeal letter might need a face lift to make it clear to your donors just how important they are.  But how exactly do you create that perfect donor-centered appeal letter.  Fundraising pro

Infographic: Understanding Mobile Donors

Do you know your donors? No, I mean do you REALLY know your donors? If you don’t, it’s time to start paying closer attention! Knowing who’s giving to your nonprofit provides you with the information you need to not only increase donations,

Why Joining A Board Is Great For Your Career

We know our blog readers are interested in “being the change” they want to see in the world and giving back, but sometimes its hard to find time to do just that with all the demands from work. Our argument

Not sure why your nonprofit needs a junior board? Here’s some of our top reasons why you absolutely do!

Last fall BoardAssist launched a junior board matching pilot program to find junior boards for all the terrific millennials who approach us for board service. The pilot was an immediate success with loads of amazing young professionals approaching us for

Nonprofit Worst Practices – How Nonprofits Have Dealt With Risk

Dealing with risk is a challenge that every nonprofit faces. Addressing those risks properly is what separates high performing nonprofits from the ones who go bankrupt. SeaChange and Oliver Wyman recently conducted an extensive study of the nonprofit community and

Top Ten Tips for Finding a Perfect Nonprofit Board

You asked.  We listened.  We hope you find our Top Ten Tips for Finding a Perfect Nonprofit Board useful.  For more on finding that perfect fit, download our free book, Giving Back, complete with case studies and answers to the FAQs we

Four Great Reasons to Join a Nonprofit Board

Why should you consider filling one of the 1.8 million nonprofit board seats that open up in the US every year? Most candidates come to us with an answer to this question before we even ask. We hear, “My wife

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