Posts Tagged ‘Boards’

5 Ways to Focus Board Meetings By Randy Bronkema

5 Ways to Change the Focus of Your Board Meetings You can begin to change the focus your board meeting and achieve great and meaningful work by focusing on five key priorities. Mission First Every time you meet, review the mission and make this a focus. Ensure that your organization has a clear view of…

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Thriving Nonprofit Boards By Dr. John C. Reynolds

Thriving Nonprofit Boards and Their Role in Organizational Sustainability Organizations fulfill their missions and achieve impact with God-honoring excellence when cared for by competent boards. The board’s first priority is to nurture, guide, and hold accountable the right CEO who is given space to accomplish the purposes of the organization. Sustainable organizations need energized CEOs…

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Nonprofit Board Service by Randy Hain

The nonprofit board – to serve or not to serve? “Why should I serve on this nonprofit board?” It’s the fundamental question we should ask ourselves before accepting a board position. Our time is stretched thin and free minutes are precious, so evaluate any extra time commitments with thoughtful discernment. In my first board role…

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Skin in the Game By Ron Haas

Why should nonprofit board members have skin in the game? When Warren Buffet purchases a company, he requires his new managers to purchase stock because he believes that executives with “skin in the game” make better decisions. Buffet is unknowingly expressing a biblical truth, For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.…

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Board Retreats By Dr. Gary Hoag

Discover why you should consider doing less on board retreats! Earlier this year, I wrote a post on the CLA blog entitled “Discerning Direction” in which I suggested some intentional activities for ministry administrators and trustees to do on staff and/or governance retreats. Today’s post follows the trajectory of that submission and suggests two things…

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An Urgent Plea By Scott Rodin

An Urgent Plea to Christian Leaders By Scott Rodin ~ The music is getting louder. In the third chapter of the book of Daniel, three men stood in the midst of a cultural collision. The society in which they lived and served was demanding allegiance to a set of values that directly conflicted with those…

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4 Ways to Gracefully Let Someone Go by Jeremy Kingsley

By Jeremy Kingsley I hate firing people. My heart always wonders if I could have done more to make it work, or if I should have given them another chance. But  I know that I cannot be a good steward and continue to employ people who don’t meet the organization’s standards or reflect its values.”…

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