Governance Matters is Now BoardStrong

charitySTRONG and Governance Matters are now BoardStrong! Our name has changed, but our mission to support nonprofit organizations in attaining the highest standards of board leadership and governance is more important than it ever has been. What We Are Changing We...

Nonprofit Fundamentals

The fundamentals of overseeing a for-profit or a nonprofit organization are similar. For example, consider this scenario: one of your neighbors sits on the board of a company in which you own shares, and another sits on the board of your local hospital. You are...

What to Consider Before Joining A Board

What do you really care about? Nonprofit organizations are involved in many cultural and social service activities. What interests you? Check your preferences in your own Board Candidate Profile. If you’re not certain, be open to an interest you’re willing to acquire....

Perceived Barriers to Board Service

Organizations in search of board members often find it difficult to encourage individuals to serve. The resistance of many potential board members are based on inaccurate perceptions. This area will attempt to correct any misconceptions about the board experience....