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New! Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Informed Fundraising: An Introduction and Guide

Free to League Members
A New BoardSource e-book: Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

True participation on a board encompasses much more than just giving money or serving on committees. Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to effectively conduct the financial affairs of their organization in order to ensure its success.

These responsibilities may be easily assumed by board members with a finance background, but what about those with no financial expertise? Boards may delegate certain tasks to committees with the requisite financial acumen, but ultimately, decision-making responsibility is the board's alone.

This guide is designed to equip board members with the concepts and tools necessary to understand and manage their financial responsibilities, for example:

Chapter 1 covers both general and specific financial responsibilities of boards.

Chapter 2 defines the responsibilities of each board position.

Chapter 3 describes internal controls and procedures.

There's also a primer on financial statements and audits, suggestions for managing out-sourced experts, and more.

Request your copy now. It's free to League members through a partnership the League has established with BoardSource, the only national organization focused exclusively on good governance for nonprofit boards.

      

Free to League Members: Informed Fundraising: An Introduction and Guide

Leaders of nonprofits large and small are familiar with the problem. They are just not successful enough in raising the money they want or need.

The authors of this new BoardSource e-book Informed Fundraising: An Introduction and Guide suggest that too many organizations – particularly smaller and/or newer organizations – invest their limited resources in unproductive ways simply because they do not understand the proven practices of effective fundraising.

This guide is designed to equip board members, chief executives, and those responsible for development with the concepts and tools used by successful fundraisers to build effective fundraising programs.

The book’s sections focus on what the authors have identified as the three key components of effective fundraising:

    

Understanding: discusses the concepts and components of successful fundraising programs

Preparation: describes the development of fundraising goals and plans

Execution: examines the process of soliciting prospects and measuring success

If your organization seeks to understand and adopt the proven practices of successful fundraising programs, request your copy now. It’s free to League Members through a partnership the League has established with BoardSource, the only national organization focused exclusively on good governance for nonprofit boards.