To help your board thrive, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite board management influencers. Check out these resources for best practices and trends.
BoardSource (@BoardSource) has a mission “to inspire and support excellence in nonprofit governance, and board and staff leadership.” It does this by providing nonprofits and boards with tips to lead, learn and help those they serve.
Its blog covers valuable topics on board management, such as “Change Your Approach to Board Engagement” and “How to ‘Host’ A Successful Board Meeting.” BoardSource posts new content every week, giving its readers a host of actionable tips.
GuideStar (@GuideStarUSA) exists to help nonprofits overcome the many challenges they face regularly, including fundraising and board engagement. The GuideStar Blog has nearly 1,000 posts related to board management. Some of our favorites include:
- Overcoming Fundraising Reluctance: Tips for Board Members
- 4 Traits Every Nonprofit Should Possess
- Seven Ways a Board Member Can Support His or Her Executive Director and Organization
3. Nonprofit Hub
Nonprofit Hub (@NPhub) combines marketing and organizational leadership content in one location. Its vision is to help others increase fundraising, improve their brands, and become remarkable nonprofits. Some topics you can find on the Nonprofit Hub blog include nonprofit branding, culture and nonprofit technology.
4. Network for Good
Nonprofit for Good (@Network4Good) is a fundraising software that helps nonprofits manage and distribute donor donations. With more than 84,000 readers, its blog provides expertise on various nonprofit and board-related topics, such as best practices, marketing, fundraising, and news and research.
5. Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog (@kivilm) is run by Kivi Leroux Miller, an award-winning author, trainer and advisor to nonprofit marketing and fundraising professionals. Her blog provides information and tips to improve nonprofit and board member communication and fundraising. Some of her post topics, include:
- Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for a Media Crisis?
- Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives)
- How Does Your Nonprofit’s Donor Retention Rate Stack Up?
In addition to writing her own posts, Kivi’s blog also showcases pieces from other thought leaders and professionals within the industry.
What is your favorite board management blog? Share with us in the comments below.
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