In strategic decision making for your organization, the question of return on investment typically arises. But, how many times do we ask ourselves, “what is the return on mission?” In a financial sense, a return on investment speaks to what we can expect if we invest dollars in a stock, a business venture, etc.
Bob Harris, CAE The strategic plan is the board’s roadmap or GPS. Nearly every discussion and decision should be framed by the mission and goals. Click “View” to view or download the document. Strategic Planning Article Compilation – Spring 2019View Note: Bob Harris, CAE, provides free governance tips and templates at www.nonprofitcenter.com. He can be…
Bob Harris, CAE This is a prescription for elevating organizational performance. Most visits to a health care professional result in a prescription. It is the advice offered verbally (“take two aspirin and get some rest”) or written on a pad to be filled at the pharmacy. The intent is to improve one’s health. A similar…
The mission statement is the purpose or reason for existence. It should frame nearly every discussion, program, action and decision by boards and committees.
Bob Harris, CAE Governance is amorphous — without clarity, shape or form. It is open to interpretation by the board, staff and members. Click “View” to view or download the document. Governance Article Compilation – Spring 2019View Note: Bob Harris, CAE, provides free governance tips and templates at www.nonprofitcenter.com. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
We invited a half dozen association past presidents to lunch, asking them to share governance tips with the new board members.
The calibre of directors serving on the board impacts governance and outcomes.
Mission creep and micromanagement are disorders of a board. The symptoms and cures are different. Both create disruption in an organization.
If you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it dozens of times at board meetings: “I just have a question.”
director walked into the board meeting with an agenda of her own.
She said, “My chapter expects the state board to resolve our
hat was she wearing; a chapter director, a board member? She got on
the board because the bylaws allow for representation from each chapter.