Three goals of nonprofit boards

What’s the point of a nonprofit board? Here are three goals of nonprofit boards that I consider essential:

1. Achieving the mission = Community Betterment

Success is to make a significant difference for your “community” and/or clients

2. Ensuring wise stewardship and organizational health

Success is to build an adaptable and resilient organization, capable of achieving its objectives now and into the future while ensuring that resources are carefully stewarded.

3. Intentional board practice

Success is to identify and practice excellent governance, delivering on your commitments with integrity, respect, social responsibility, transparency, competence and ethical behavior.

In my next post, I’ll share five questions for each goal for your board to work on answering.¬† For a preview, check out

The Work of a Nonprofit Board

How do you define the work of a nonprofit board?

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