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Organizational Information: What’s Public & What’s Private?

Every nonprofit is encouraged to function transparently. The more information you share, the easier it is for the public to get to know you and determine whether you are worthy of support. However, it is important to know where the line lies between the public’s need to know and internal confidential information.

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Six Characteristics of Effective Boards

Researchers Thomas Holland, Barbara Taylor, and Richard Chait worked for several years to determine why some nonprofit boards excel and others do not. They concluded that there are six characteristics that successful boards have in common. Developing these characteristics in a board will help it govern more and manage less.

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Board Responsibilities and Structures — FAQs

BoardSource has been fielding governance-related questions posed by nonprofit leaders for over 30 years. Here are the answers to those questions most frequently asked about board responsibilities and structures.

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Every Board’s Must-Have Documents

Even the most organized, responsible, and amiable board needs to document its activities, internal rules, and processes. Here are the various documents to which your board needs to pay attention.

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Reserve your spot at BLF2020 before the price goes up on March 13!

We are just two months away from the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum! Have you reserved your spot yet? Join over 1,000 of the best and brightest from the nonprofit sector for two days dedicated to the latest trends and best practices in nonprofit governance and leadership. Check out the program.

If you are planning to be in St. Louis with us, now is the time to finally pull the trigger — prices go up $100 on Friday, March 13.

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