Resource Library: Free Forms & Templates

What Can We Gain from this Search Besides a New Employee?


by Bruce Scott, M.S.W.
Moran Company Senior Search Consultant

The obvious and most compelling motivation for the board of directors who have launched an executive search is hiring the best and brightest person who can “sustain our success and take us to the next level – and start soon!”  Your decision ...

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From the Retiring Nonprofit Executive Director: Is This Board Up to This Task?

by Bruce Scott, Senior Search Consultant

The relationship between a nonprofit executive director and the nonprofit board of directors is unique, powerful, tenuous, and wonderful. Working for a nonprofit board is an employment relationship with a changing group of personalities who are judging performance, a gathering of people with a common belief in ...

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Faced With the Sudden Departure of the Nonprofit Executive Director: 5 Steps for the Board

by William J. Moran, J.D., M.S.Ed. 

The current Executive Director informs the nonprofit’s Board that he or she has taken another position and is departing in three weeks.  Or, in the alternative, the Board decides that the current Executive Director must be terminated.  Here are five immediate steps for the Board ...

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7 Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members

by William J. Moran, J.D., M.S.Ed.
Adapted from WELCOME TO THE BOARD by Fisher Howe (New York, 1992)

Below are seven responsibilities of board membership for nonprofit organizations.

The Board of Directors is the governing body for the nonprofit.  Board members set policy; the chief executive of the nonprofit is responsible for ...

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Characteristics of Board Members

by William J. Moran, J.D., M.S.Ed.

Following is a sample memorandum listing some ideal characterisitics of board members.

XYZ Health Clinic

TO:       Board Nominating Committee

FROM:  William Moran

DATE:   November 30, 2007

RE:       Attributes for New Board Members

We discussed the following attributes for ...

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Nonprofit Board Retreat Agenda

by William J. Moran, J.D., M.S.Ed.

Nonprofit boards should gather once a year to review the past year and plan for the coming year.  This may be done at an off  business site such as a board member’s home.  If done in in a 3-4 hour session, this can serve as a ...

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