Nancy Barnes-Smith, who writes for the Las Cruces Sun News and runs Nonprofit Support and Success, LLC, gives tips on how to build a better nonprofit board.
Barnes-Smith notes that usually, misunderstandings and confusion about roles and responsibilities seems to be a common theme in nonprofit management. The solution: create a quality board development.
Barnes-Smith explains that board development is a year round process that includes recruitment, orientation/training and evaluation. Good boards "take thought, planning and a commitment to board development. Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the board will help to develop a list of the traits and skills needed to start building a quality board."
Quality boards run a year-round board development, which includes ongoing training. This training is crucial in preparing and supporting boards in their role "as the stewards of the organization's mission and resources." Read the Entire Article
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