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Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part Three: Understanding Full Costs

You’ve joined a nonprofit board and want to make sure you are doing all you can to be a great board member – but don’t know much about best practices for nonprofit financial health. Not to worry. In the third

Phased In Giving – A Creative New Trend in Setting your Board’s Give/Get Policy

As New York’s leading personalized nonprofit board matching service, we spend a lot of time working with nonprofit boards to help them craft their nonprofit’s give/get policy  – or how much board members should be asked to annually generate for the …

7 Rules for Successfully Soliciting Board Members

Asking board members for money is one of an Executive Director’s least favorite tasks. Nonprofit leaders often feel uncomfortable with this role as they know how much non-financial help their board is giving them. How can they ask for money

Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part One: Top 3 Measures of Financial Health

BoardAssist prides itself on identifying board candidates for the nonprofit world who will be leaders on the boards where we place them. With over 90% of our placements doing just that, within a year of being placed, we can see

How to avoid being solely an ATM machine on the nonprofit board on which you serve

Talking about money is a conversation that most nonprofits and board candidates would rather avoid and hence, often do.  Many nonprofit leaders feel uncomfortable talking about money. It seems impolite. But nonprofits need money, we all know that. What you

5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations need online exposure for a multitude of reasons… one of which is to secure funding. Whether you need to make a few simple tweaks to your current page or perform a complete overhaul, these Facebook marketing techniques will help get your page

10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

As 2016 comes to an end, it seemed a great idea to review all the terrific advice we’ve received this year on nonprofit communications best practices. Thanks a million to all the amazing nonprofit blogs that kept us up to date on

Six of our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

What were the blog posts that were most popular on the BoardAssist blog in 2016? Thanks to Google Analytics, its easy for us identify which ones resonated most with our followers.  As the best advice we offered in 2016 is certainly just

Three Year-End Annual Fundraising Tips You Haven’t Thought About

It is that time of year when many nonprofit raise the bulk of the money they will need to continue their important work in the next year.  Think you are doing all that you can with your year-end fundraising? Fundraising

Creating Karma in Business: How Using Your Purpose to Serve Others via Joining a Board Will Grow Your Business

At this point you’ve heard the numbers enough from us. Nearly 2 million nonprofit board seats open up in this country every year. We need to see more people serving on boards! This week’s guest post explores how joining that perfect

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