new NPO employees
24 Jul
  • By Dayle Kavonic
  • Cause in

NPO Hiring Tips: What to Look For in New Employees

You can have an admirable mission, a crystal-clear vision and solid strategies in place. But if you, as an NPO founder, don’t have the right staff under you, you’ll likely find it very difficult to move towards your goals. Employees can make or break an organisation, so it’s essential you construct your team from strong […]

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ourgovernance
04 Jul
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

Dysfunctional or disengaged NPO Governing Bodies? Here’s What To Do

At Third Sector Insights we frequently hear the following statement: We have a dysfunctional or disengaged Governing Body (Board) Although this may be an accurate statement, it may not necessarily be a fair one. Many governing body members accept a position onto a governing body with the best intent and passion for the social issue […]

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new power
26 Mar
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

Understanding the Concept of New Power

“Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures. New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It […]

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NPO fundraising
18 Mar
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

The fundraising and responsibility role of Governing Body in resource development

“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving”. – Henry Rosso It never ceases to amaze me when I hear governing body members say – “I’ll come onto your governing body, but don’t ask me to fund raise.” My experience over the years has taught me that many governing body members are unsure […]

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Governing Body Performance
07 Dec
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

How To Evaluate NPO Governing Body Performance

As NPOs we may too often hear statements such as:   “What?! You want to conduct a performance evaluation on me as a governing body member?… You should just be happy that I am on your governing body (board) in the first place.”   However, it’s vital to conduct timely evaluations of governing body member’s performance. […]

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NPO governance
02 Nov
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

NPO Board Governance Orientation

So, you have accepted a seat on a nonprofit board (governing body), and have never sat on a governing body before. Here’s everything you need to consider about your new role.   Whose responsibility is it? Whose responsibility is it to orientate new governing body members; yours, or the organisation? Well it is both; however, the […]

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NPO chairperson
03 Oct
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

Why to Appreciate Your NPO Chairperson

The governing body chairperson is the senior governance leader of the organisation and presides over all meetings of the governing body, as well as other meetings as required. Accepting the role of the governing body chairperson should not to be taken lightly. This role has huge responsibility and can be a very lonely place. Most individuals may not […]

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board chair
30 Aug
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

The Relationship between Board Chair and CEO in an NPO

The Board Chair and Chief Executive Partnership The partnership of the board chair and chief executive provides a structure for accomplishing the tasks of the organisation.   Governance and management complement and support each other — focused together on mission through different perspectives and actions. The partnership itself is critical in providing a communications HQ […]

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NPO codes of good conduct
02 Aug
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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Codes of Good Conduct For NPOs

Governance codes of good practice and their relevance – the value based approach The Harper Collins dictionary states that – “A code of practice is a set of written rules which explains how people working in a particular profession should behave.” When visiting an organisation, how often do we experience and observe the beautifully framed ‘Code of Good […]

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