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Ask Questions To Improve Communication with Nonprofit Board Members

Welcome to Hardy Smith’s blog, where he shares experience and insight learned through decades in the corporate world and advocating on behalf of nonprofits and associations across America.

Hardy’s mission is to help maximize the performance of nonprofits and associations and their essential leadership teams.

If you’re seeking to triumph over communication challenges, bring meaningful and manageable solutions to, and realize measurable results of your organization, this blog will give you more than ideas — it will maximize your team’s performance like never before.

Keep Your Board Engaged During Covid-19

Ensuring your board remains engaged during Covid19 is critical. Ongoing communication should be maintained to keep board members apprised of situations affecting your organization. Here are four resources to help you do just that.

Motivating and Inspiring Your Nonprofit Board

In this Beacon Podcast interview, I discuss nonprofit boards with host and producer Jeff Dowdy. Listen in as we discuss how to bring out the best in nonprofit boards, and comment below with what works best for you in your organization.

Take out the Trash

Are you asking or telling your volunteers what to do? They are, after all, volunteers.

Creating a Culture of Collaboration, Nonprofits Can Learn from Pixar

Despite the recognized benefits of collaboration, being aligned internally and putting collaboration into practice is often easier said than done. I recently worked with a nonprofit organization embroiled in a heated internal struggle between the administrative and service delivery components of its operations. Implementing the action steps presented here work for developing a collaboration culture — though easier said than done —  that will transform imagined outcomes into reality.

Improve Communication to Improve Board Performance

Nonprofit leaders seeking to improve board member performance can start by focusing on being good communicators. According to board members participating in my research, lack of good communication often creates many of the issues affecting board and organization success.

Change Your Approach to Board Engagement

Are you experiencing a lack of engagement by your board members? In fact, it’s a topic all my nonprofit and association friends can relate to. Consider that a new solution is needed and strategic steps are required to turn the tide and shift the momentum.

Rethink Board Engagement

Clarifying expectations and improving communications during recruitment are two methods to help ensure board member accountability.

Keep Your Board Engaged During Covid-19

Ensuring your board remains engaged during Covid19 is critical. Ongoing communication should be maintained to keep board members apprised of situations affecting your organization. Here are four resources to help you do just that.

Motivating and Inspiring Your Nonprofit Board

In this Beacon Podcast interview, I discuss nonprofit boards with host and producer Jeff Dowdy. Listen in as we discuss how to bring out the best in nonprofit boards, and comment below with what works best for you in your organization.

Take out the Trash

Are you asking or telling your volunteers what to do? They are, after all, volunteers.

Creating a Culture of Collaboration, Nonprofits Can Learn from Pixar

Despite the recognized benefits of collaboration, being aligned internally and putting collaboration into practice is often easier said than done. I recently worked with a nonprofit organization embroiled in a heated internal struggle between the administrative and service delivery components of its operations. Implementing the action steps presented here work for developing a collaboration culture — though easier said than done —  that will transform imagined outcomes into reality.

Improve Communication to Improve Board Performance

Nonprofit leaders seeking to improve board member performance can start by focusing on being good communicators. According to board members participating in my research, lack of good communication often creates many of the issues affecting board and organization success.

Change Your Approach to Board Engagement

Are you experiencing a lack of engagement by your board members? In fact, it’s a topic all my nonprofit and association friends can relate to. Consider that a new solution is needed and strategic steps are required to turn the tide and shift the momentum.

Rethink Board Engagement

Clarifying expectations and improving communications during recruitment are two methods to help ensure board member accountability.