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Managing Your Not-for-Profit’s Endowment – How to Ensure Present and Future Success

Does your organization have a sound, carefully managed and board-approved Investment Policy Statement? Do you have a firm grasp on how much of your endowment’s return should be spent vs. reinvested based on the current and future needs of your

3 Steps Nonprofits Can Take to be More Energy Efficient

As New York’s leading personalized board matching service, BoardAssist is approached daily by New Yorkers who want to join a board where they can be a real agent of change.  Once on board, our placements often ask “what more can

25 Ways Your Board May be Failing

We love checklists and we know our readers do too!  For a great check list on evaluating your board, we reached out to Chicago governance pro, Tom Okarma, for this week’s guest blog. Hope you find it as useful as

26 Practices of High Performing Boards

We agree with fundraising guru Gail Perry:  it’s not unusual for boards to get stuck in one way or another.  When boards do get stuck, they often turn to Gail for help.  This week’s guest post has some of Gail’s

Seven Nonprofit Finance Tips to Keep Your Board Out of Trouble

You’ve just joined a nonprofit board and are ready to get started making an impact.  Terrific!  One of the most impactful things you may accomplish as a board member is helping your nonprofit with their finances.  Nonprofit finance pro Paul

Five Great Ways to Get Your New Board Members on Board

Struggling with how to engage the fabulous new board members that your nonprofit has recently recruited?  Here with all the answers in this week’s guest blog post is Randy Hawthorne from Nonprofit Hub.  Thanks for the tips, Randy!

Five Great

How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s 2018 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,

Preparing Your Nonprofit Board for a Fundraising Campaign

One of the many ways that BoardAssist placements make an impact on the boards they join is by spearheading the fundraising campaign of the nonprofit boards they join.  Many folks who approach BoardAssist worry that all they will do on

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How to Evaluate Your Fit with the Executive Director

Having a strong partnership with the Executive Director of the board you are considering joining is one of the most important things that influences whether someone has a rewarding board experience.  Most Executive Directors in the nonprofit community are smart,

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How do I find the Right Board Culture for me?

What’s one of the biggest reasons we hear regarding why board service did not work out for someone?  A bad cultural fit with the rest of the board.  Board service should be personally meaningful to you – but it should