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How to Build a Culture of Inquiry During the COVID-19 Crisis

While every board needs to be supporting the CEO and their plans during this crisis, boards also need to be curious and ask tough questions about those plans. If your board has not created a “culture of inquiry,” now is the perfect time to start.

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Building Blocks of Inquiring Boards

Now more than ever, it is important for your board to be operating at its highest capacity. This resource can help you identify the qualities of inquiring nonprofit boards to see how your leadership compares.

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The Board Chair’s Role in Facilitating Board Engagement

As most board meetings shift to being virtual, making sure everyone’s voice is heard is even more difficult. This resource details the board chair’s responsibilities in facilitating engagement and ensuring all board members are committed to the organization’s mission.

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Case Statements

Every nonprofit that raises money must be able to convince a potential donor why their support is necessary and valuable. A compelling case statement can turn a potential donor into a committed partner.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is more than just a health crisis — it has had a ripple effect, impacting all of us and our work. As the world responds to this new threat, many nonprofits are struggling with how to help their communities while also trying to survive themselves. BoardSource is dedicated to helping all nonprofit boards understand what they need to be doing, and has collected a wealth of resources to help your efforts.

FAQs from the Sector
Nonprofits all over the country are asking the same questions. Because of this, we compiled some of the most common ones we are seeing in our community and our Ask-the Expert team provided answers daily. Read more.

Facebook Live Chats
Join us Thursday, April 9 on Facebook Live when we will be joined by Antony Bugg-Levine to discuss business and contingency planning during the pandemic. If you missed our first two on the role of the board chair and CEO in times of crisis and the legal issues nonprofits are facing as a result of COVID-19, they are available to watch anytime on our Facebook page.

Untangling Virtual Meetings
Virtual meetings are a new concept for many boards, and making the transition from in-person meetings to conducting your business virtually can be a tough transition. In an effort to help with that transition, we have made our book on virtual meetings — typically $40 — available to everyone, free of charge. And for more on starting virtual meetings, be sure to read this blog by our board chair, Cathy Trower, on how to go virtual fast and well.

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Tell Us Your Story
During this time of uncertainty, BoardSource is committed not only to providing resources for nonprofit leaders, but also to sharing stories of growth and success. How is your organization working to ensure your board, staff, and mission still persevere through this crisis? Share your story.



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