Let’s start with this basic premise: people join nonprofit boards because of their passion for the mission. No one joins a nonprofit board to spend time and energy on nonprofit governance. Nobody wants to become a governance geek!
At a recent board meeting with a new client, I found myself at the table with a number of brilliant and acclaimed scientists, some of whom had worked for NASA at different points in their careers. The board members’ individual accomplishments aside, this organization’s governance was abysmal.
Board meetings should be structured effectively to allow board members to connect with the mission of the organization and encourage a commitment to achieving organizational goals. Some practices that contribute to effective board meetings include
IRS Form 990 is an informational tax form that the majority of tax-exempt organizations must file annually. The Form’s main purpose is to give the IRS an overview of the organization’s activities, governance, and detailed