Rebuilding Your Nonprofit’s Board
The sooner, the better
In times of turmoil, your board of directors should be your not-for-profit’s rock-solid foundation. But what if your board is understaffed or simply doesn’t provide the leadership your nonprofit requires? Think about rebuilding it — and the sooner the better. Financial, public health and other challenges are likely to remain a reality for the foreseeable future.
Assess what you have
Start the rebuilding effort by assessing your current board. Ask the following questions:
Does the board have too few, too many or the right number of members?
The right board size depends on many factors, including your organization’s size and complexity of operations.
Does its makeup represent a range of diversity and inclusiveness?
Diversity can cover gender, race, religion, geography, age, expertise and other factors. Inclusiveness is how well the board’s makeup mirrors your organization’s mission.
Please select this link to read the complete blog post from OSAE Member Clark Schaefer Hackett (CSH).