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Board Orientation + Training

How Do We Get Board Members Engaged?

by Jennifer Hutchins
“Ugh. Can these meetings be more substantive?” “How do we get board members engaged?” “When WILL this meeting be over?” We hear these concerns from our members across the sector—from universities and hospitals to land trusts and libraries. Tapping into your board’s unique attributes in a meaningful way is one of those pesky “never enough” […]

FAQs about BoDs (Frequently Asked Questions about Boards of Directors)

by Katie Mae Simpson
Five Ways to Develop Your Board Some of the questions we get asked the most here at MANP are about board recruitment and development.   While recruiting and maintaining a committed and active board can be challenging, it is a vital part of operating a dynamic and healthy nonprofit organization. As you consider the best ways […]

Tips for New Board Member Orientation

by Guest Blogger
We are pleased to present this guest post from Jeff Wahlstrom, managing director of Starboard Leadership Consulting. He has more than 30 years of hands-on experience as a nonprofit leader, board member, and consultant to an extensive list of clients, large and small, throughout Maine. For more on this topic, learn about MANP’s full strategic […]

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Board

by Molly O'Connell
Has the nonprofit board outlived its purpose? What is working well about this model and what is distracting us from our missions? These are questions that over 100 nonprofit executive directors and board chairs gathered to discuss on November 20th in Bath, at MANP’s inaugural Executive Leadership Forum. As event facilitator, Mary Ellen Jackson, Executive […]