GetOnBoard Resources




TRAINING HANDOUTS & VIDEOS
The more you learn about committee and Board service, the better. Start with the *resources.

BOARD GOVERANCE
*Organizational Life Cycles & Evolving Roles Handout2023 Video2022
High Impact Boards Handout2023 Video2023
Common Errors Handout2023 Video2023
Succession CEO Handout2023 Video2023

LEGAL
*Duty of Care, Loyalty & Obedience: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls Handout2023 Video2023

FINANCE
*Internal Controls, Audits & IRS 990s Handout2023 Video2023

FUNDRAISING
*Comprehensive Fundraising Plan Handout2023 Video2023
*Board’s Real Role in Fundraising Handout2023 Video2023
Major and Planned Gifts Fundraising Handout2023 Video2023

PLANNING
*Nonprofit Strategic Planning Handout2023 Video2023

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
*Share Our Secrets: Recruiting & Developing Younger, More Diverse Board Leaders Handout2023 Video2023

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COMMITTEE, & VOLUNTEER Resources


BOOKLETS & ARTICLES

BOARD GOVERANCE
*Creating Strong Board-Staff Partnerships – Maximize the working relationship, by Karen Simmons & Gary Stern
How to Be a Super Board Chair – Stanford Social Innovation Review 
Spotting & Fixing Dysfunctional Boards – Stanford Social Innovation Review
Purpose Driven Board Leadership – Stanford Social Innovation Review  

BOARD & CEO SELF-ASSESSMENTS
Board Self-Assessment – Tips & tools to strengthen the full board’s performance
*Executive Director/CEO Assessment Tool (download pdf)
*Board Self-Assessment Tool (download pdf)
*Board Self-Assessing NPO Diversity (download pdf)
These online surveys are meant to be customized, which the Community Foundation can do for your nonprofit, for free.
Once we help you customize your survey, we will send you a SurveyMonkey link. You email that link to every Board member and ask them to fill out the survey within a week or so. All the Board responses go to your SurveyMonkey link. A confidential PowerPoint summary report can be readily generated.

LEGAL
*Legal Compliance FAQs – Frequently asked questions, with answers, on nonprofit legal compliance issues

FINANCE & FISCAL OVERSIGHT
501 Commons – Tools and best practices in financial management policies, procedures and internal controls, monitoring of practice and performance, and understanding of financial reports
Internal Controls Checklist – Sample internal controls checklist for nonprofits
Stay Exempt – IRS site created especially to help 501(c)(3) organizations stay exempt
*Wallace Knowledge Center – Resource hub for nonprofit financial management

FUNDRAISING
*What Does It Cost to Serve On A Board?
Fundraising Challenge – BoardSource
Fundraising Ideas – Nonprofit Expert
Ten Nonprofit Funding Models – Stanford Social Innovation Review
Myths of U.S. Philanthropy – Stanford Social Innovation Review

PLANNING & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Strategic Planning – Bridgespan Group
*Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy – Stanford Social Innovation Review
Strategy Refresh-Two Signs – Bridgespan Group


WEBSITES & E-NEWSLETTERS (you should e-subscribe)

*Authenticity Consulting Free NP Management Library by Carter McNamera – MN
*Board Cafe – Newsletter published by Blue Avocado for nonprofit Boards; short enough to read over a cup of coffee
Board Café – Archived articles
Board Source – Board assessment and training materials to strengthen nonprofit Boards
Bridgespan Group
Center for Nonprofit Management Answer Guide – LA
CompassPoint Resource Directory/Nonprofit Genie – SF
Don Kramer’s Nonprofit Issues-Law You Need to Know – Phila
Know Your Own Bone – Chicago – Millennial creative engagement in boards, planning, and fundraising
National Council of Nonprofits – Explanation of principles of good governance and ethical practices for your nonprofit
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Nonprofit Expert


BLOGS

LaSalle Nonprofit Center Board Blog
BoardSource Board Blog


TRAINING WORKSHOP CALENDARS

*LaSalle Nonprofit Center Board Trainings