Earlier this month I began serving as Board President for a local organization, Christian Women’s Job Corps. This is my second year on the board and before that I supported its fundraising efforts. Even though I’m surrounded by information about non profits and fundraising even I started looking for some advice. Here are some great resources that I found that are helpful for all non profit board members:

Advice for a new president of a nonprofit board of directors from LinkedIn

Ask the Right Questions Before Taking Over as Board Chair from BoardSource

9 Big Board Questions from Tom Suddes of ForImpact

11 Ways to Focus on Vision and Values from Hildy Gottlieb of Help4NonProfits

Board Chair – Making Your Mark from Board Cafe

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Posted on 18 January 2008

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Sandy Rees says:

    Sandra,

    So wise of you to look for help!

    Taking over the helm as a Board Chair is a big job, and comes with lots of challenges and lots of rewards.

    I suggest you set yourself a couple of goals for the year. What are the two or three things you really want to accomplish this year? Then work toward making them happen.

    Keep us posted as to how it’s going for you!

    Sandy

  2. Sandra Sims says:

    Thanks for the encouragement Sandy! You are right on the goal setting. I have a few in mind but need to focus on the most important ones and get agreement from the rest of the team.


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