Board Café Archives

Board Café Archives


Board Café is a column for and about nonprofit boards. Short enough to read over a cup of coffee, the column appears regularly in Blue Avocado, the online magazine for people who work and volunteer in the nonprofit sector. New Board Café articles can be read on the Blue Avocado website or you can have the magazine delivered to you via email sign up for a free subscription at

From 1997 to mid-2008, Board Café was a standalone publication of CompassPoint's. You can access past issues from this period in the Board Café Archives below.

Big Decisions: Mergers, Closing Down

Board Committees and Officers

Board Direction and Role

Board Meetings, Board Packets, Tools

Board Members: Recruiting, Diversity

Especially for Board Chairs

Executive Directors

Finance and Budget



Public Policy

Templates and Samples