Nonprofit Board Governance
Gabriel Associates is a small organization that does big work. We know nonprofit organizations and initiatives. In fact, it is the only work we do, and we’re committed to doing it as well as it can be done. We guarantee satisfaction. We truly care about the people and organizations we work with and we invest all that we have into designing and implementing customized approaches that support success. And we have a lot to share. As a result, over the past 25 years, we have built strong relationships that return to us year after year. We bring a partnership approach and leading edge practices that are built on a foundation of experience and demonstrated results. Our customer relationships, products, and approaches live and breathe life into the organizations we work with long after our project is done. The values, expertise, and mission of each organization is core to our project design and effective implementation of any change is dependent on key stakeholders owning and supporting it. Our commitment is to bring quality, do-able, and inclusive change that is infused with knowledge and compassion, and is dedicated to results.
The governing board of an incorporated nonprofit organization is the single-most powerful entity in the organization. Along with its power, the nonprofit governing board has the highest level of organizational accountability. When a nonprofit board, for any reason, is unable to fulfill its collective responsibilities to the nonprofit organization it governs, there is a breakdown in the organization itself. Governing Boards, by statute, have legal and fiscal responsibilities they cannot give away. In addition, nonprofit organizations exist to serve “the public good”, so your governing board has moral and ethical obligations to the public at large and to the people your organization exists to serve. The roles and responsibilities of a governing board should add significant and direct value to the organization it governs. Good governance is required to assure the relevance, viability, and sustainability of today’s nonprofit organization, but governing with excellence means going beyond minimal requirements! Is it time to consider a board tune-up? If so, feel free to contact Gabriel Associates to do some wild thinking about stepping up your board’s commitment to govern with excellence!
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