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This resource offers articles, blog posts, and other online tools for nonprofit leadership professionals, curated by the ArtsLab team. To display resources by category, choose a term below and click search to filter the results.
We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a meeting. It helps team members prepare, allocates time wisely, quickly gets everyone on the same topic, and identifies when the discussion is complete. If problems still occur during the meeting, a well-designed agenda increases the team’s ability to effectively and quickly address them.
These five questions can serve as a springboard for board discussions, "focusing the entire organization on the critical intersection of governance, leadership, mission and strategy."
BoardSource’s Nonprofit Governance Index 2010 presents results of a survey of 1,758 nonprofit leaders focused on the areas of organizational challenges, governance practices, and board performance.
A Matrix Map is a simple tool that creates a visual story of your organization’s finances, clarifying for stakeholders how programs work together to support an organization’s impact and viability.
“This article provides practical guidance to exiting and entering leaders, with a particular focus on founders and executive directors of long tenure.”

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