GetOnBoard Resources




TRAINING HANDOUTS & VIDEOS

BOARD GOVERANCE
Basic Board Responsibilities Handout2022 Video2022
High Impact Boards Handout2022 Video2022
Govern More & Micro-Manage Less Handout2022 Video2022
Cultivating Constructive Board Relationships Handout2022
Organizational Life Cycles & Evolving Roles Handout2022 Video2022
Lessons Learned on Boards Handout2022

LEGAL
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls Handout2022 Video2022
What Donors Look for In Nonprofit Financials Handout2022 Video2022

FINANCE
Internal Controls, Audits & IRS 990s Handout2022 Video2022

FUNDRAISING
Comprehensive Fundraising Plan Handout2022 Video2022
Strategic Fundraising & Individual Donor Fundraising Handout2021 Video2021
Securing Your Nonprofit’s Future with Major & Planned Gifts: The Role of Attorneys in Opening Doors Handout2022

PLANNING & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Nonprofit Strategic Planning Handout2022
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access + the Board Handout2021 Video2021
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Throughout the Org Handout2022 Video2022

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COMMITTEE, & VOLUNTEER Resources


BOOKLETS & ARTICLES

BOARD GOVERANCE
Creating Strong Board-Staff Partnerships
Board Self-Assessment – Tips & tools to strengthen the full board’s performance
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 SELF-ASSESSMENTS
Board Self-Assessment Tool (download pdf)
Board Self-Assessing NPO Diversity (download pdf)
Both surveys are meant to be customized. Once your survey is finalized, you get 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 and a PowerPoint report is readily generated using SurveyMonkey software. If your nonprofit registers for a free or low-cost SurveyMonkey account, we can transfer the survey to your account.

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