Try on these 5 easy-to-do tips to improve the relationship between your organization and its Board of Directors.
While meeting attendance is important, boards should be focused on making things happen.
Hand written notes and small gestures of thanks make people feel valued and should not be overlooked.
Stop & Think
It's easy to get caught up in the new funding stream or the latest nonprofit buzz language. Take time as a board to stop, think, and reflect on your mission and vision.
Break for Team Building
You've heard about the harm of sitting around too much; get your board out from behind the table and into an activity like volunteering for a service different from your org’s mission.
Equity = Diversity
Many boards try to improve the racial, gender, and economic diversity of their members. Practice equity, where power is shared and all voices are heard and valued, and diversity will follow.