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FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How Much of my Time will I have to Give?

More this week from our new blog series on the most frequently asked questions we hear from candidates considering joining a nonprofit board.  All the answers have always be available in our book Giving Back, downloadable from the top

FAQ – Why would a nonprofit board want ME as a board member? What do I have to offer?

Thinking about joining a nonprofit board but not sure where to begin?  Many BoardAssist candidates start by reading our book Giving Back, downloadable from the top of every page of our website.  Don’t have the time to read our

7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

Think your nonprofit has tried every possible way to raise money for their good work? Nonprofit Hub has inspired us with lots of great new ideas in this week’s guest post. Has your nonprofit tried them all? Thanks for the

How Text Messaging Has Revolutionized Giving

Most of our board placements love nothing better than joining a board where they can be a voice of change. Perhaps that voice in 2017 will be to help your nonprofit adopt text messaging as a new way of fundraising.

You don’t need a trust fund or Roman numeral at the end of your name to serve on a nonprofit board

Surprising, but true.  You don’t need a trust fund or Roman numeral at the end of your name to serve on a nonprofit board.  Yes, most nonprofit boards do require an annual financial commitment from their board members, but in

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,

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

Nonprofit Finance: Cash Flow is Do or Die

As New York’s leading personalized board matching service, folks come to BoardAssist every day looking to make a difference in the nonprofit world. They want us to find them a way to truly be an agent of change on the

Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part Two: Smart Nonprofit Business Models

How do you determine if the nonprofit on whose board you sit is financially healthy? We’ve been discussing this very important topic in a 3 part series of guest blogs posts from the folks at the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF).  

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

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