Association board members who efficiently review and vote on issues of importance do a great service to the organizations they serve. They create a forward momentum that propels activities forward rather than allowing the organization to grind to a halt, unable to evolve. Yet one of...

A previous post offered a primer on non-profit board functions.  It outlined five key activities of every effective NPO board member: Determine the mission and purpose of the organization Select an executive director of administrator Provide feedback, report, and review for the chief executive Foster effective organization planning Ensure an...

LinkedIn is a professional, business-oriented social networking service.  Over the past year, it has made significant changes in its functionality with real benefits to not-for-profit organizations.  Unfortunately, many associations spend precious resources on paid marketing efforts when LinkedIn’s new-and-improved functionality can accomplish many of the...