Why is it that year-over-year the priorities of a nonprofit organization change and major planning takes place yet sometimes committees and their composition remain relatively unchanged? It would be the same as leaving the budget unchanged year-over-year regardless of the changes in the organization.
Volunteer leaders sometimes mistakenly believe that their goals for the year help to move the organization forward. The problem is, many organizations also have a three-to-five year strategic plan.
Imagine being hired for the most important job in an organization with no training, no standard operating procedures and not knowing who your team is and how they support you.
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…
Everyday there are many nonprofits in the world moving through the beginnings of a strategic plan. In every one of these sessions, nonprofit boards are creating the roadmap for their organizations, which is exciting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invited a half dozen association past presidents to lunch, asking them to share governance tips with the new board members.
What happens to the “past” president of the organization?
According the 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report on Volunteering in the United States, the volunteer rate has been the lowest since 2002.