Second, watch this 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.
- Understand overhead. It is common to hear conversation about overhead as a measure of nonprofit success. This takes the form of what percentage goes to operate the organization, with any number under 20% being considered good. As you become an ambassador for effective nonprofit practice, take time to understand the overhead myth and how you can better talk about your organization’s success.
- Discuss the elements of a high-performing organization. This model of the “Performance Imperative” provides a number of conversation prompts for a board to consider. Explore the 7 pillars of performance and which one you want to focus on during the next year.
Fourth, share what you’ve learned
Find the entire Boards in Gear curriculum, videos, kit, and key documents here. Play the Board Game with at your next board meeting!
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