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Why We Need Exceptional Board Governance More Than Ever

While it might be tempting for nonprofit boards to ignore their usual board practices and good governance procedures to address the COVID-19 situation, they should be doing the opposite. Instead, they should be using this time to work towards exceptional governance.

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COVID-19 Resources

Treat this page as your command center for everything your board needs to know about how to navigate through this pandemic. Broken down by topic, it includes frequently asked questions, helpful resources, and stories from other nonprofits like you.

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Crisis Communications: Four Things Your Board Needs to Know

It may not be enjoyable to focus on negative things that could happen for your organization, but it is the responsible thing to do. This resource outlines four things your board should keep in mind while making a crisis communications plan.

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Executive Committee

The role of an executive committee, as of all committees, is to help the board accomplish its work in the most efficient way. But some boards form an executive committee just because everyone else has one — it seems to exist by default. This outline helps boards determine whether an executive committee is a necessary tool for their organization.

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To help answer your questions on what nonprofit boards should be doing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have begun a series of Facebook Live streams, with each installment tackling a different subject. To view the previous two — on the role of the CEO and board chair in times of crisis, and legal issues — you can find them on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel.

Responding to COVID-19: Business and Continuity Planning (take two)
Thursday, April 16 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
We are very sorry about the technical difficulties that cut our April 9 Facebook Live discussion short. Luckily, Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, has agreed to try it again!

As the nonprofit sector faces unparalleled challenges, individual organizations face potential loss of revenue from places they never expected; canceled events, loss of contracts, program disruptions and more. We will take your questions live and break down what options you have to face these challenges and how you can begin to engage your board to be the best partner possible. Learn more.


Responding to COVID-19: Fundraising
Monday, April 20 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m ET
In this session, we will be joined by international fundraising expert Nigel Harris, CEO of the Mater Foundation in Brisbane Australia, as we take your questions and discuss how the board, development team and CEO can create new ways to work together and set strategy during these unprecedented times. Fundraising is a topic we have received a lot of questions about, so be sure to bring yours! Learn more.



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