First, let's remember what we talked about.

The goal of this quiz is not to test your knowledge, but rather to reinforce the most important pieces that you learned about nonprofit boards. If you don't answer a question correctly, don't worry. Read the correct answer and think about why how this applies to your board. 

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QUESTION 1: Being an EFFECTIVE BOARD MEMBER means playing various roles for a nonprofit, including representing the organizations’ work to the community.  What OTHER IMPORTANT ROLES do board members play?
A) Board members represent the community within the nonprofit
B) Board members advocate for the organization
C) Board members create new programs
D) Board members engage decision makers in the stories of the organization

QUESTION 2: Which THREE STATEMENTS provide a reason to connect your organization’s MISSION to the larger CAUSE in which it is working?
A) You can see how your organization fits into the larger community of nonprofits, agencies, and funders
B) You can expand your programs
C) You can broaden your view on who might be a potential board member
D) You can imagine new programmatic and fundraising partnerships

QUESTION 3: What belongs in a board member JOB DESCRIPTION?
A) Participate actively in the work of the organization
B) Support the mission
C) Give direction to staff members
D) Donate at least $500

QUESTION 4:  What NEXT STEPS can you take to ensure board members embrace this job description to increase focus, engagement and productivity?

Second, watch this video

We talked about Purpose Mapping during the webinar. This is a really important part of Boards in Gear because it centers all of your other conversations. Watch this 2 minute video, and then use the worksheet on page 7 of the Boards in Gear toolkit to complete your Purpose Map.

Here’s a sample Purpose Map for the food bank mentioned in the video.

Third, take Two Steps Forward

We invite you to take two steps forward from where you are now. Here are two topics to explore and bring back to your organization.

  1. Explore Network Leadership. The four Network Leadership principles resonate with many board members interested in achieving more with the resources you have.
  2. Understand Board Advocacy. Board members hold a lot of power when it comes to advocating for their mission. They do so as caring community members, not as paid staff.



Fourth, share what you’ve learned

Find the entire Boards in Gear curriculum, videos, kit, and key documents here. Invite fellow board members to watch a video. Play the Board Game with at your next board meeting!

Have questions? Connect with your peers in the nonprofit sector through the Next Level Nonprofit LinkedIn group.