Category: Organization

Can you share your thoughts on Board members having term limits?

3/15/2013 By YFC USA in Category Organization, Structure

Question:  We are in the process of revisiting our by-laws and are considering addressing our current position of Board members only being able to serve a three-year term and then they must step off... More

What is an appropriate amount of time to spend training a new board member?

3/1/2013 By YFC USA in Category Management, Organization, Structure, Supervision

Question:  What is an appropriate amount of time to spend training a new board member? What would be the main topics you'd cover in the first training? ANSWER:  Great question!! Here are my... More

How does the ownership of the local board fit with the national movement?

2/15/2012 By YFC USA in Category Organization, Structure

There are several ways of looking at this relationship.  First would be through the eyes of the "Charter Covenant".   The Charter Covenant spells out the formal agreement between the local chapter... More

Fundraising: Our Executive Director wants us to do more, but isn’t that their job?

12/16/2011 By YFC USA in Category Fundraising, Management, Organization, Structure

By Howie - Your question raises two points: First, the board and the staff must work together to ensure adequate funds are raised to support the local ministry. The board should be willing to... More

How do we change the culture of the meetings to be more evenly focused?

9/30/2011 By YFC USA in Category Management, Organization, Structure

First, let me say that you are not alone. Unfortunately many boards do the same thing. Also, you are right that it's a culture problem. In order to change this it will take a change on the part of... More

Every year we have to sign our Charter Convenant with YFC. Why? Wouldn’t one time be enough?

9/9/2011 By YFC USA in Category Management, Organization, Structure

Let me answer your second question first.  One time is not really enough for the following reasons.  The Charter Covenant serves two main purposes: 1- it's a time when both parties reconfirm their... More

Recruiting - Who is the best person to recruit Board members? The ED or another Board member?

8/9/2011 By YFC USA in Category Management, Organization, Structure

First, I believe you should establish a Board Recruitment Committee and they should develop a recruitment process. This should be standing committee that is made up of a few board members, with the... More

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