Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center provides you access to hundreds of documents including policies,
procedures and a wealth of research on topics such as charitable gifts, expense
reimbursements, board governance, fringe benefits and much more.
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“Good Is the Enemy of Great”

When great board experiences end, they should be lamented.

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5 Technology Advances for Governance Excellence

This document, authored by Vonna Laue and Michael Martin, offers five strategies some churches and ministries utilize to reap the benefits of technological advances.

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A Board Prayer

“Dear God…Let me tell stories and provide statistics that represent accurately.”

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A Unanimous Choice for the Board Member Hall of Fame

She limits her service to one board at a time.

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Accelerating Board Members to Full Engagement

Proven ideas to accelerate your board members, both new and long-standing, into full service

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Accountability and the Great Commission

Steve Douglass powerfully communicates how accountability supports fulfilling the Great Commission. As Steve suggests, “When people perceive a ministry and its leaders are accountable, they believe in them more.”

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Address Absentee Board Member Syndrome

There are three unhealthy ways that many ministry boards respond to empty chairs at board meetings.

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Advisory Groups

Outlines the purposes, benefits, and risks of a nonprofit utilizing an advisory board separate from a governing board

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After Thank You and Good-bye

For a season, board members throw their minds, hearts, and financial resources into the organization, and then they leave. Unless you are intentional about trying to stem the natural progression of things, all those years of service to your charity very quickly fade to a pleasant memory.

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Alert! The ER Factor Causes Value Extraction

Beware of the ER Factor in the boardroom—ego and rivalry.

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Align Board Member Strengths with Committee Assignments

Leverage the three Powerful S’s.

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Apply for a Staff Position and You Can Deal with That Issue

Help board members not to cross the line into operational details.

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Are You Competing Based on Overhead—Really?

Boards should know the back-story on a ministry’s overhead.

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Ask the Gold Standard Question

A “pruning moment” can improve your board meetings.

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Back Off the Ledge of Dysfunctional Mayhem

When dysfunction reigns, healthy board members head for the door.

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Be Intentional About Your First 30 Minutes

Does your board meeting need a refresh—so you experience holy moments more frequently?

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Before the Board Meeting

Collaborate, then wisely build the board meeting agenda.

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Benchmarks Matter

Discusses techniques and benefits of internal assessment of an organization

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Beware the Phone-Book-Size Report

My 84-page PDF landed with a thud.

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Beyond Scorecard and Dashboard Reporting

Aligning strategic plans with department and staff-performance goals

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Big Blessings Abound When Governance Faithfulness Flourishes

Two stories: “The Board and the Bachelor Farmer” and “$1.5 Billion Worth of Burger Blessings!”

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Big Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand

Ministry boards have a natural gravitational pull toward issues that should be reserved for the staff.

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Board Chair - Sample Position Description

Board Chair position description

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Board Ethics Sample Policy

A board's commitment to biblical, ethical, businesslike, and lawful conduct

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Board Governance Committee

Discusses the purpose, duties, and role of a board governance committee

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Board Member Application

Sample form to be completed by a prospective board member

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Board Member Commitment Pledge

Sample annual pledge of service for board members

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Board Member Resources

A list of resources to help board members to excellence

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Board Member Selection

Publications that may be helpful in selecting nonprofit board members

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Board Review of IRS Form 990

Board Review of Form 990

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Board Secretary – Sample Position Description

Board Secretary position description

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Board Self-Evaluation – Is It Time to Give Your Board a Check-up?

Outlines the purpose, importance, and means of board self-evaluation

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Board Self-Evaluation Form - Full Board Evaluation

Evaluating the board as a whole

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Board Self-Evaluation Forms - Board Member Evaluation

Evaluating a fellow board member

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Board Self-Evaluation Overview

Discusses board self-evaluation and includes links to sample board self-evaluation forms

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Board Service: An honor or a duty?

Outlines the importance of effective board service as both an honor and a duty

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Board Treasurer – Sample Position Description

Board Treasurer position description

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Board Vice Chair – Sample Position Description

Board Vice Chair position description

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Board Voting by Proxy

Discusses the implications of board voting by proxy

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Botched Executive Sessions Are Not Pretty

Don’t assume that your executive sessions will automatically be excellent.

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Break Bread, Not Relationships

Building a 24/7 healthy board culture takes time. Don’t skimp on meals or relationships.

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Caution! Understand the Governance Pendulum Principle

You have limited time to act when the pendulum oscillates in a positive direction.

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CEO Job Description

Nonprofit organizations exist in all sizes with an emphasis on an array of causes.  Regardless of size, or whether the organization’s staff is made up of volunteers or employees, every nonprofit should have one person who is the effective leader that guides the organization.

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Compensating the CEO—It’s About More than Money

Getting the compensation-setting process right must be a priority.

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Conducting Effective Board Meetings

Outlines the important role of the board chair in planning and leading effective board meetings

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Conference Call Board Meetings

Includes a compilation of state government legislation on teleconferencing

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Conflicts of Interest Sample Policy

Discusses conflicts of interest and related-party transactions, and includes a sample conflicts of interest policy and related documents

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Corporate Documents

Discusses the bylaws and articles of incorporation for a nonprofit organization

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Covenant of Confidentiality

Nonprofit boards may use this sample covenant of confidentiality to protect the confidentiality of a ministry

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Creating the Vision for the Next Board

Creating a vision for and drawing the blueprint for the future board is one of the most important legacies of a board.

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Cut the Cord! Invite Board Members to Exit When They Don’t Live Your Values

If you want a healthy board, recruit healthy people.

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Cut Your Losses

Is it a $30,000 baseball or not?

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Dashboards Are Not a Secret Sauce for Sound Governance

Too often the use of dashboards does not clearly communicate the past and give signals for the future.

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Date Board Prospects Before You Propose Marriage

He served the shortest board term in the history of the world!

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Decrease Staff Reporting and Increase Heavy Lifting

Consider the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Defending Risks Everywhere Is Not a Strategic Plan

You must discuss the risk elephant in the boardroom.

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Design Your Succession Plan—Now!

What if your CEO is hit by a bus?

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Disclosure of Governing Documents and Conflict of Interest Policy

Nonprofit organizations subject to the Form 990 filing requirements should determine how to respond to the Form 990 question about disclosure of certain governing documents.

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Do Not Interrupt!

Don’t assume board members know how to listen.

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Do Unwritten Board Policies Really Exist?

Can’t find that 10-year-old policy? You need a BPM.

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Don’t Be Late—or Annoying!

What’s worse than fingernails on a chalkboard? A boisterous board member at a prayer meeting.

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Don’t Stretch Credulity with BHAGS and Stretch Goals

The actual achievement of audacious goals is very uncommon.

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Effective Board Governance in Turbulent Times

The furthest thing from your mind is a collapse of Wall Street that significantly impacts Main Street—a collapse that impacts many of your donors and funders, and in turn, impacts the budget of the ministry you serve.

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Eliminate Fuzziness Between Board and Staff Roles

Keep your leaders on track with a one-page Prime Responsibility Chart.

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Eliminate Hallway Whining

A 5/15 report to the board takes just five minutes to read and 15 minutes to write.

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Engage Board Members in Generative Thinking

They rely on generative thinking in their day jobs but are rarely asked to think collaboratively in the boardroom.

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Enhance Harmony by Clarifying Your Participant-Hat Expectations

Understand the three board hats: Governance, Volunteer, and Participant.

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Envision Your Best Board Member Orientation Ever

Equip new board members to serve from day one.

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Executive Compensation Policy

A board’s determination of the nonprofit’s senior staff members’ compensation is one of its key tasks. 

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Executive Compensation Process – Sample for Ministries

Sample Executive Compensation Process

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Finance Committee Sample Charter

Sample Finance Committee Charter

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Five Board Governance Trends

Peter Drucker said, "The best way to predict the future is to create it." In this article, John Pearson shares five trends and best practices to help create your preferred board governance future.

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Five Troublesome Misconceptions of Board Members

Understanding board member myths can lead to improved governing effectiveness.

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Focus on Mission Impact and Sustainability

The “dual bottom line” equips boards to address dead horses and sacred cows (or goats).

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From the Pen of Olan Hendrix

ECFA is pleased to offer excerpts from Olan Hendrix's writings as a part of our Knowledge Center. Please find below many great topical articles that we hope will be a blessing to you in your ministry.

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Governance and the Christian College

In order to have the kind of “shared governance” that is called for in most Christian college and university settings, there is one overarching fundamental that needs to be firmly placed in the hearts and minds of board members and staff alike.

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Governance for Christ-centered Ministries

What are the transformational distinctives of Christ-centered board governance?  What is different in Christian-centered board governance compared to the secular governance models?

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Governance Overkill Syndrome

Nonprofit organizations are on a quest to seek out and attain good governance. The failure of a relatively small number of boards to do their jobs should not cause every nonprofit board in America to engage in remedial action that is unduly burdensome and unproductive, and that distracts board members from their true obligation--that of overseeing the effective carrying out of the mission of the organization itself.

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Governing Board Culture

We are confident we need to address our current governing board culture but we are not sure when and how to proceed. What do you suggest?

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Governing Board Minutes Sample

Board Minutes - Sample

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Great Boards Delegate Their Reading

Identify a “Leaders Are Readers Champion.”

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Guarding Your CEO’s Soul

Wise boards invest time—up front—to ensure their CEO’s soul is not neglected.

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Handling Conflicts of Interest

Practical approaches for boards

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How Many Board Members Are Present in your Boardroom?

It’s more than just answering the roll call.

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How to Avoid Three Common Board Mistakes

You may have been on a board where one or more of these three mistakes were made. Avoiding these mistakes will improve the effectiveness of your board.

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Identify Your Key Assumptions

An inaccurate premise may lead to a colossal flop!

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If You Need a Board Member, Recruit a Board Member

If you need a volunteer, recruit a volunteer.

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If You Need a Volunteer, Recruit a Volunteer

If you need a board member, recruit a board member.

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Improving Your Board—One Step at a Time

Article by Dan Busby

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Independent Board Members

Outlines ECFA's requirement regarding independent board members

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Individual Board Members - Sample Position Description

Describes responsibilities and characteristics for individual board members

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Integrity Slipping?

What is one of our greatest dangers for injury? An issue that tops the charts is the potential for a spiritual 911-type injury is when our integrity slips.

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Internal Control Resources

Publications that include information on internal control

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Invest “10 Minutes for Governance” in Every Board Meeting

We are all guilty of bringing our delightful dysfunctions into every new board experience.

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Is Your Board Color-Blind to Hazardous Conditions?

?What color is your boardroom flag?

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Is Your Ministry Too Close to the Edge?

Discusses various forms of risk management for nonprofit organizations

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Just Do One Thing a Month

Make a specific ask of each board member each month.

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Keeping the Boardroom Afloat

Are too many staff causing the boardroom to capsize?

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Leadership Succession

Guidance for leadership transitions in nonprofit organizations

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Leverage the 80/20 Rule in the Boardroom

Invest 80 percent of your board work on future ministry opportunities—not rehashing the past.

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Listen to the Wisdom of Many Counselors

Don’t ask board members to vote against God!

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Looking for Consensus but Finding Division

Finding consensus on challenging issues requires deft handling and a flexible approach by the board chair.

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Loose Lips Sink the Boardroom Ship

What happens in the boardroom must stay in the boardroom.

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Making Vision a Reality

Effective strategic plans and how to implement them

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Ministry Fundraising 101 for Board Members

Could your board members pass a pop-quiz on fundraising practices?

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Mission Creep – Blueprint for Mission Creep

Why organizations drift from their mission: finances, personnel, organizational structure, demographics, or philosophy

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Mission Creep – Temptations and Solutions

Why organizations drift from their mission and how to avoid drift — "all great causes are not your cause."

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Never Throw Red Meat on the Board Table

Boards need advance preparation to fully address complex issues.

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Nonprofit Board Member Annual Affirmation Statement

Sample Board Affirmation Statement

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Optimizing the Board-President Relationship: Best Practices that Make a Difference

The executive search process is launched with the best of intentions. The board search committee is put together to set parameters and to ensure due diligence. The multiple documents and resumes provided by presidential candidates are reviewed, finalists determined, followed by multiple interviews, test-taking, and analyses. The choice is subsequently announced to great fanfare, followed by the usual pomp and circumstance of a presidential inauguration, everyone hoping for the best.  

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Planning in Times of Uncertainty: An overview of the scenario planning process

This article explains the five main steps of the scenario planning process. Scenario planning involves exploring several ways the future may unfold and devising a strategy that will keep you moving forward no matter what happens. It is useful during times of disruptive change when long-range planning seems impossible.

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Plant a Seed in the Boardroom

Watch the Lord reap the harvest.

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Prioritize Prayer Over Problems

Create space for prayer—serious supplications for serious work.

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Public Access to Ministry Board Meetings or Board Meeting Minutes

Discusses any legal requirements and the propriety of granting public access to ministry board meetings or board meeting minutes

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Quality Financial Reporting

Outlines a nonprofit board’s responsibility for quality financial reporting

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Recording Governing Board Minutes

Outlines the importance of and procedures for recording board meeting minutes, including a sample set of minutes

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Recruiting Board Members

Outlines some helpful board recruitment strategies to develop and maintain an effective board

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Renewing Your Vision

The importance of keeping God’s vision for ministry in focus

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Report Once and Report with Clarity

Hearing the same report more than once is a “10” on the pain threshold! 

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Serve With Humility and Experience God's Presence

One board chair creates a holy moment for his CEO search committee.

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Serving on a Ministry Board with Excellence

Boards seem to give little thought to qualities that separate good boards from the very best

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Seven Times When a Board Member Should Bid Adieu

Board service is for a season—but it is not forever!

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Should Most Standing Committees Stand Down?

How many standing committees are needed for effective governance?

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Sidetrack Harebrained Ideas

Some motions should never gain unmerited oxygen.

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Slow Down and Wait on God

“He does not bestow His gifts on the casual or hasty.”

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Spiritual Discernment

Dr. Stephen Macchia is one of the leaders of a growing spiritual discernment movement.  As Steve says:  “No matter who joins you at the discernment table, they bring with them their hearts . . . the condition of their hearts directly impacts the discernment process.”  May you bring a burning heart to the discernment table.

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Spotting, Catching, or Exiting a Falling CEO

Watch for the critical signs.

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Staff and Volunteer Ethics Sample Policy

A nonprofit's staff and volunteers' commitment to biblical, ethical, businesslike, and lawful conduct

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Strategic Plans that Learn: An innovative alternative to traditional strategic planning

Traditional strategic plans often fail to produce the intended results. In business schools, strategic planning has been replaced with the broader concept of strategic management. Rather than doing long-range strategic planning every three years or so, it is far better to conduct periodic strategic reviews. The article describes six questions to use to guide strategic review meetings.

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Tap! Tap! Tap!

Does the Spirit hear a busy signal when nudging your board?

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Term Limits for Boards

Outlines the importance and strategy of term limits for boards

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The Board's Fiscal Responsibilities

Board members act as trustees of the ministries assets and must exercise due diligence to make sure that the ministries are well-managed and financially sound. This article outlines the board's fiscal responsibilities.

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The Bully in the Boardroom

The board chair, the CEO, and other board members must neutralize the board bully.

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The Executive Committee and Its Role for Ministries

Describes the potential role of an executive committee of a ministry board

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The Great Board Debate: How should ministry boards govern?

This article describes the pros and cons of policy based governance and the requirements that must be in place before making a transition. It examines the tendency of boards to swing from micro-managing to rubber-stamping and what to do about it.

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The Impact of Founder's Syndrome

Visionary leaders do not just experience personal stress but can also cause great organizational distress. Founder’s Syndrome occurs when an organization is driven more by the personality of the founder than by its own mission. It is an organizational problem more than a personal one. All institutions face this danger, but it is especially complicated in Christian settings, where founders often function as spiritual leaders as well.

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The Most Underrated Board Position

The position of the board chair is pivotal to a healthy board.

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The Productivity Payoff of Intentional Hospitality

Create hospitable and productive board environments.

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The Sober-Judgment Board

What is a biblical way to think about board self-assessment?  Dr. Philip Ryken, president of Wheaton College, suggests board members should “think with sober judgment” (Romans 12).  His outstanding article, "The Sober-Judgment Board," emphasizes the importance of a carefully structured, mission driven, and mutually accountable board.

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The Truck Driver Was No Match for the Faith-Filled Board Chair

Don’t stop at “All in favor say aye.”

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The Two Enemies of Sound Board Decisions

Avoid being pressed for time and making major decisions remotely.

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The Two Sides of Strategic Planning: How the Holy Spirit inspires our vision and our planning

Strategic planning has two sides and a middle—the visionary thinking side and the detailed planning side—linked together by current reality. Both sides are important and necessary. Like planning a family vacation, you have to decide on a great destination everyone will enjoy, but you also have to make lists and pack the car.

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Then and Now

“If ECFA had not been formed, another organization would have been needed to fill its role,” said Lauren Libby, former ECFA board member.

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There Are Two Things You Should Never Joke About—#1: Prayer

“The last one with your thumb up says grace.”

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There Are Two Things You Should Never Joke About—#2: Fundraising

Flippancy about fundraising is never a good substitute for sincerity.

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Think and Pray Outside the Box—and the County

Discern your Big HOLY Audacious Goal (carefully).

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Thrive With Four Kingdom Values

Set a high standard for the board and the board members.

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TOOL #1: The Pathway to the Board

Give this internal document to your Governance Committee to guide them along the six steps…from suggestion to election.

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TOOL #10: The 5/15 Monthly Report to the Board

Use this tool to keep the board informed and inspired between meetings. Once formatted, it takes just 15 minutes to write and 5 minutes to read.

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TOOL #11: Monthly Dashboard Report

Use this tool to update the board and senior team on the CEO’s or senior pastor’s Top-5 Annual S.M.A.R.T. Goals. (Send updates at least monthly.)

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TOOL #12: Quarterly Board Meeting Agenda and Recommendations

Use this agenda template to signal the board, seven to 10 days in advance, that this board meeting is important—and their insights are needed.

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TOOL #13: Board Retreat Read-and-Reflect Worksheets

Prior to your next board retreat, create a “Read-and-Reflect Worksheet” and inspire the board to read one governance book in preparation for your retreat.

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TOOL #14: The Rolling 3-Year Strategic Plan Placemat

Roll-up your sleeves and gather the strategically-gifted board and senior staff around the table—and begin with this: “What is our strategy?”

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TOOL #15: Board Retreat Trend-Spotting Exercise

Use this trend-spotting template to generate insights and interaction on a key hot topic at your next retreat—each person presenting one article.

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TOOL #16: Prime Responsibility Chart

Use this tool to eliminate fuzziness between board and staff roles.

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TOOL #17: Board Policies Manual

Use this tool to create a Board Policies Manual (BPM)—and finally, you’ll have all your policies in one document and always updated.

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TOOL #18: Job Descriptions for the Top Leader and Board Chair

Review these sample job descriptions for the Board Chair and the CEO (or Executive Pastor) and then use these insights to refresh your documents.

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TOOL #19: Ten Minutes for Governance

Use this tool at every meeting to enhance lifelong learning.

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TOOL #2: Board Nominee Suggestion Form

Give this suggestion form to board members to help them discern who to recommend for board service.

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TOOL #20: Tent Cards and Tools for Leveraging Board Member Strengths

Inspire your board to complete the online CliftonStrengths® assessment and then create tent cards and tools to leverage strengths at every board and committee meeting! 

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TOOL #21: Board Member Annual Affirmation Statement

Share this document with board prospects to communicate your high commitment and generosity standards. Plus, require re-commitments annually from all board members.

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TOOL #22: Straw Vote Cards

Use red and green straw vote cards to discern if you have consensus or division on big and small issues—and save valuable time!

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TOOL #3: Board Nominee Orientation: Table of Contents

Inspire qualified board prospects to consider board service by giving them a comprehensive overview of your governance documents.

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TOOL #4: Five-Finger Feedback

Use this tool to enrich engagement and immediate feedback.

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TOOL #5: The Board’s Annual Self-Assessment Survey

Select the board self-assessment survey option that best fits your board’s culture and your board’s aspirations for continual improvement.

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TOOL #6: The Board’s Annual Financial Management Audit

Use this TRUE OR FALSE audit annually as a first step in assessing your ministry’s financial health and integrity.

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TOOL #7: The Board’s Annual Legal Audit

Use this TRUE OR FALSE annual audit as a first step in assessing your ministry’s compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

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TOOL #8: The Board’s Annual Fundraising Audit

Use this TRUE OR FALSE annual audit as a first step in assessing if the ministry is communicating giving opportunities with integrity and accuracy—and whether or not the board understands and affirms the ministry’s current fundraising practices.

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TOOL #9: The Board’s Annual Evaluation of the Top Leader

Review these templates—and then customize your annual process so it fits your unique situation and your unique top leader! (One size doesn’t fit all.)

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Tough Decisions for Boards

Discusses elements of making effective board meeting decisions

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Travel Expense of Board Members and their Spouses

Outlines the issues surrounding board member and spousal travel reimbursements

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Typos Matter!

“Pious shoddy is still shoddy.”

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Unmistakable Integrity Starts with the Tone at the Top

Integrity appears in both very small ways and very significant ways.

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Vision Growth Must Equal Leader Growth

Caution! Vision-casting often backfires.

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Wanted: Lifelong Learners

Would you trust a surgeon who stopped learning?

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Warning! Resumé-Builders Make Lousy Board Members

He envisioned how board service would look on his resumé.

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Watch Out for Boards Asleep at the Wheel

Golden opportunities are missed when a board’s eyes are wide shut.

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What Is the Board's Role in Fundraising?

Looks at the specific roles of board members in fundraising

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Where Two or Three Are Gathered on Social Media

Conflicts of interest always sound more questionable on the internet and social media.

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Whopper Mistakes Can Unravel Your Ministry

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?

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You Made Me Better Than I Was

Board experiences should leave all participants better than they were.

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