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Anatomy-Series-book-

A series of 1-page samples, summaries, and pointers on topics that enhance nonprofit organizations.

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A succession plan is a document that guides the governing board in the planned or emergency departure of the chief executive officer.

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Revise the Board Agenda

Discussions were not innovative, inspiring, or visionary. Directors whispered, “This is a waste of our time.

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Anatomy-of-a-Sponsorship-Opportunity-

The sponsor opportunity menu is a comprehensive approach to soliciting suppliers.

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Anatomy-of-a-Presidents-Message-

The President’s message to communicate critical information to members and stakeholders.

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Anatomy-of-a-Policy-Statement

Policies supplement the governing documents of an organization.

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Anatomy-of-a-Motion-

A motion is a statement proposed by a qualified member of the board or committee to propose action or take a position.

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Anatomy-of-a-Mission-Statement

An organization’s mission statement communicates its reason for existence.

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Anatomy-of-a-Meeting-Minutes

Meeting minutes are the permanent record of what took place at official meetings of a board or committee.

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Anatomy-of-a-Consent-Agenda-

The consent agenda is a concept that saves board time. It is a single line on the regular agenda.

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Anatomy-of-a-Conflict-of-Interest-

A conflict of interest is when someone in a position of trust has a competing professional or personal interest.

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Anatomy-of-a-Committee

The function of a committee is to assist the board and staff with programs and activities that advance the organization’s mission. 

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Anatomy-of-a-Brand-Platform-

A brand platform is a combination of statements that communicate a clear image of the organization.

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Anatomy-of-a-Board-Orientation

Board orientation is the process of informing directors of their roles and responsibilities.

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Anatomy-of-a-Audit-Committee

An Audit committee oversees the organization’s financial reporting process, accounting policies, and principles.

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