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Employment

Your people matter, so let’s spend a few minutes talking about the different types of people who move forward your mission. This connects with Let’s Go Legal, Chapter 4. Resources: Staffagories worksheet

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Fundraising and Communications

As we say in our finance training, the people raising the money and the people documenting the money need to talk, even if they are the same person! Learning more about fundraising and communication here. […]

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State and Federal Laws

Nonprofits are legal entities. There are state and federal laws that apply. This topic connects with the first two chapters of Let’s Go Legal. Resources: Secretary of State corporations & charities requirements Nonprofit Legal Checklist

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Segregation of Duty

This video, about Segregation of Duty, gives you some ideas to think about in how money comes in and goes out of your organization. It connects to Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits, Chapter 5 on oversight. […]

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Income Statement Storytelling

Your income statement tells a story. Hear why. This contents with Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits, Chapter 2. Resources: Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits kit. Look at the income statement here to follow along.

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Decision-making

The Balance Sheet and Income Statements are the two financial documents every board member should be receiving. They help boards make good decisions. This connects with Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits, Chapters 1 and 2. Resources: […]

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Meetings

Meetings are where nonprofit work happens! Here are some thoughts and resources on how to make them productive. This topic connects with Boards in Gear, Chapter 4: Board Operations. Resources: Meeting planning form For a […]

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Purpose Mapping, Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of our two part explanations on purpose mapping and how it can help your organization.   Resources: Sample purpose map Use the worksheet on page 7 of the Boards in Gear toolkit […]

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Purpose Mapping

This purpose mapping exercise is great for boards or anyone getting involved in advocacy work. We reference it in both our Boards in Gear and Build A Movement series. Here is Part 1 of our […]

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Boards in Gear Videos

ABOUT BOARDS IN GEAR (BIG): Boards in Gear covers the five main areas of strong board practice: Connection to cause, roles and responsibilities, how to build a great board, sustain a great board, and engage board […]