Because its been a while since our last newsletter, weve added lots of goodies to make up for lost time!
1) Featured Article: Why Your Board Exists: A First Step Towards Board Accountability
2) The Board Quiz: How Effective Is Your Board?
3) Tip: The Program-Knowledgeable Board Member: A Micromanagement Quiz
4) Tip: Board Giving Policy
5) Tip: Ensuring Capacity vs. Saying No: A World of Difference
6) Board Special: GREAT price on our Board Recruitment Workbook for your whole board!
9) Sneak Preview: Next month - Starting and Sustaining Programs in Tough Economic Times
Please read and enjoy, and pass these new items along! We know it will help you improve the quality of life in your community. And isnt that really why we all do the work we do?
Why Your Board Exists: A First Step Towards Board Accountability
Everyones talking about board accountability. But what is your board accountable for? Who is the board accountable to? And how do you do accountability anyway? CLICK
Board Effectiveness Quiz
If youre a board member, this quiz will help you find some of your boards problem spots. If youre an Executive Director, this will be a great way to jump-start that board development discussion youve wanted to initiate! CLICK
The Program-Knowledgeable Board Member: A Micromanagement Quiz
Are some board members more likely to micromanage than others? Find out CLICK
Board Giving Policy
Should board members be required to donate cash to the organization, in addition to their time? CLICK
Ensuring Capacity vs. Saying No: A World of Difference
If the board is accountable, does that mean saying no? Or does it mean figuring out how to say yes? CLICK
Board Recruitment Workbook
Whole Board Discount $8.99
Last week it happened again. A client called, asking, Could you send us 2 more copies of your Board Recruitment Workbook? Ive lent out 2 copies so far, and I havent seen either of them in months!
Since announcing our Whole Board Special, its been hard to keep our shipping room shelves stocked. Thats because the price is only $8.99 per book (regularly $17.95) if you buy a book for each of your board members, regardless of the size of your board! You just cant beat the price for educating your whole board.CLICK
Super Size Me!
The phenomenon sweeping the nation these days is not the latest McSandwich but a movie about all that McFood. If you havent yet seen Super Size Me, go now. And then go back with your friends.
If you love to root for the unlikely leading man, thats just what youll do by the end of Super Size Me. See the movie and youll understand why McDonalds eliminated its Super Size a few short months after the films debut at Sundance! CLICK
Share this Newsletter With a Friend!
Every month we get hundreds of new subscribers, most of whom learn about our site from a friend or colleague. Here's just one of the comments we received this month, from Jack Parker of Houston:
As new board members join your board, dont forget to sign them up to receive this newsletter. Board members so rarely receive information on how to do their job better, so please - pass this newsletter along to them!
In our next edition, well tackle one of the most murmured-about questions in todays nonprofit world: "They tell us the economy is turning around, but none of us seems to see evidence of that in our organizations or our communities!" Watch for Starting and Sustaining Programs in Tough Economic Times in our next e-newsletter. (One more reason to sign up a friend!)
Thats it for this month. As always, we wish you all the possibilities life holds, because your community is counting on you.
Have a great longest or shortest day of the year!
Hildy and Dimitri
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