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
How do you define the work of a nonprofit board?