One often hears criticisms of nonprofit boards, which usually don’t take into account the many hats board members are expected to wear and all the good work that they do as volunteers. Seasoned nonprofit board leader Jacqueline Rixen shares her insights into governing a nonprofit board.
Silos and road blocks are common themes in nonprofit organizations. What may appear to be internal or external boundaries or limitations can often be potential opportunities for greater collaboration. Stepping back and intentionally identifying the synergies across departments within your organization and/or between your organization and its partners can produce significant, positive results.
Fundamental to the sustainability and mission achievement of any nonprofit is the availability of funding and resources. The challenges are finding the balance between short term funding and development of long term relationships, as well as the need to differentiate your organization’s value proposition.