This month’s main course article
The Twelve Board Cafe Days of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas, my board gave to me: A simple, sound conflict-of-interest policy for all board members and staff to sign.
On the 2nd day of Christmas, my board gave to me: A fun and thought-provoking list of Myths and Urban Legends About Nonprofits.
On the 3rd day of Christmas, our executive director gave to me and everyone on the Finance Committee, an article on the board's role with the budget.
On the 4th day of Christmas, I gave to the Nominating Committee: Five Fast Ways to Recruit New Board Members.
On the 5th day of Christmas, I was glad to read Proposed Diversity Principles for nonprofit boards.
On the 6th day of Christmas, the board president got from me: Organizing the board to support the revenue strategy.
On the 7th day of Christmas, the board president gave to me, How to Raise Money in 30 Days, "just in case our financial situation gets a lot worse."
On the 8th day of Christmas, I got "How Much to Pay Your Executive Director" from the Board Cafe website as I wondered about what my committee should recommend to the full board.
On the 9th day of Christmas, I forwarded this issue of the Board Cafe to nine friends and urged them to subscribe (free) to the Board Café.
On the 10th day of Christmas, our board president gave to all of us: Ten Ways to Improve Board Meetings
On the 11th day of Christmas, our executive director got from me: the Best of the Board Café, which has all these articles and more, at www.amazon.com
And on the 12th day of Christmas, I had another cup of coffee, and I rested!
Dear Board Café readers, thank you for your constant encouragement and support of the Board Café! Here's for a peaceful and just 2008 for all of us. – Jan
Next month in the Board Café: What's the Difference Between a "Working Board" and a "Governance Board," and "How Do We Change from One to the Other If We Want To?" (Hopefully I'll have a shorter title by then – Jan)