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Board Bio Template

Make it easy to collect useful information from your board members.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations, Sustainability

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Board Code of Conduct

Does your board need help governing itself? This code of conduct is excellent for new board members.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations

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Board Contract Template

Every board needs a job description. Based on the top ten roles of any board, this tool is useful for ensuring accountability.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations, Sustainability

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Board Giving Template

Help board members imagine all of the many ways they can contribute their time, talent, and treasure with this investment template.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations, Sustainability

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Board Pledge

Based on the sample board contract, this is a form that members sign when joining the board.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations

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Board Roles Handout

Everything you need to know about the roles and responsibilities of social profit boards of directors. Originally published in 2005 as a book chapter for a National Mentoring Center (NMC) publication.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations, Published Resource

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Board Self-Evaluation

A simple email tool for assessing board performance.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations, Monitoring & Evaluation

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Board Visioning Activity

A great board meeting icebreaker.
Categories: Board Development, Change Management, Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations, Strategic Planning

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Consensus Decision-Making

In the social-profit world, we must often make tough decisions. This simple management tool offers a system of voting that builds consensus and involves all members of a group.
Categories: Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations, Management, Sustainability, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Youth Engagement

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Diversity Action Plan

An activity handout used to help individuals set a personal goal related to their diversity commitments.
Categories: Advocacy, Contemporary Leadership, Deeply Rooted Equity, Healthy Organizations, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Estimated Costs of Being a Board Member

This is an example of what it may cost to serve on a typical social profit Board of Directors. It should be adapted to meet your specific criteria and provided to potential Board members prior to joining the Board.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations

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Ethical Fundraising

Everything you need to know about ethical fundraising. Originally published in 2005 as a book chapter for a National Mentoring Center (NMC) publication.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Fundraising & Development, Published Resource, Sustainability, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Executive Director Emergency Succession Planning Tool

This is a terrific planning tool that every social profit organization should complete and then update annually.
Categories: Board Development, Capacity Building, Contemporary Leadership, Healthy Organizations, Institutional Strengthening, Management, Policies, Sustainability

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Experiential Learning

People learn best by doing. This theory underlies all of our training designs and this piece will explain why in more detail.
Categories: Coaching & Mentoring, Contemporary Leadership, Sustainability, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Gender Change & The Role of Men

Gender discrimination is real around the world, and men have a role to play in ending it. This resource talks about how to reach them.
Categories: Advocacy, Contemporary Leadership, Deeply Rooted Equity, Gender, Sexuality & Reproductive Health & Rights, Inspiration, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Groundrules

These are the "rules" or "ways of being" that we've amassed over almost three decades of working with groups. They will serve you well.
Categories: About Common Ground, Change Management, Community Building, Contemporary Leadership, Deeply Rooted Equity, Training & Facilitation

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