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Volunteers provide critically important service to nonprofit organizations, but their engagement and retention can be challenging. To improve volunteer commitment, nonprofit organizations need to focus on both the people volunteering and the organizational structures that give clarity and direction to their efforts.
To avoid legal liability and reputational harm, nonprofits have to do more than adopt a conflicts of interest policy; they need to use it.
Nonprofit boards of directors consist of people who are successful, care about the organization, and are often passionate about the mission. Yet, both board members and executive directors often lament that the board is not as engaged and as useful as it could be. To change that situation in your board, start by asking yourself whether you have defined the expectations of the position.
As the calendar is turned to a new year, embrace the moment and resolve to address some important issues facing nonprofit boards of directors in 2018.