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How Board Members Can Support their Executive Director: An Executive Director’s Wish List

As New York’s leading personalized board matching service, folks come to BoardAssist asking us for a board they can join where they can be a true agent of change.  Once placed with their dream board, one of the questions we

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

How Healthy Do You Want Your Nonprofit Board To Be?

When it comes to nonprofit board development, “I don’t have time,” “We don’t have the resources,” “How can I possibly think about strengthening the board when I’m worried about how we are going to deliver programs and meet payroll?” are

Seven Ways to Improve Engagement With Your Nonprofit Financial Reports

As New York’s leading personalized nonprofit board matching service, high impact New Yorkers approach BoardAssist daily looking for ways to find a board where they can engage.  Once placed on a board by us, our placements are often the only

Why Communications: Why Now, Why It Matters

Over 90% of the board candidates BoardAssist matches with nonprofit boards become leaders within 12 months of being placed by BoardAssist.  We’re proud of that number – its why folks come to BoardAssist when they want to join a board. 

Use the Word “Profit” to Get Your Board’s Attention!

Who’s making the decisions about fundraising budgets and investments at your organization? Is it the board members? Is it the CEO?  Do these decision makers need to understand more about fundraising? The problem for many nonprofits, according to fundraising maven

How to build your Nonprofit’s Budget – Collaborate!

Collaboration is the most important ingredient in developing your nonprofit’s budget.  That’s the advice we got from finance pro, Paul Konigstein, our guest blogger of the week.  For more great advice from Paul, read on below.  Budgeting for any nonprofit

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