The board makes the difference between a good nonprofit and a great one, and can even make or break an organization.
Kansas Nonprofit Center – Board Leadership Institute is committed to ensuring that the board leadership of our nonprofit sector reflects the rich diversity of each Kansas community. Through the Board Leadership Blueprint and Board Leadership Enhancement program board members will have skills, resources and diverse perspectives needed to assist the organization in improving performance and increasing the organization’s impact in the community.
It is vital that Kansas nonprofit organizations recruit board members who have the dedication and skills to help them develop and achieve their mission goal, as well as meet and overcome various challenges. It is also important that those individuals reflect the diversity and interests of the community the organization serves. A functioning board provides legitimacy for the organization. The board makes the difference between a good nonprofit and a great one, and can even make or break an organization. The guidance, experience and input provided by an effective board is an integral part of the nonprofit capacity building process and helps to ensure and organization’s long-term sustainability.
The composition of the board is absolutely essential. It’s not simply a matter of bringing together talented individuals, rather it’s finding people whose talents complement each other and then training those individual to excel as group.
Nonprofit boards are a collection of talent community business volunteers. Each volunteer makes a huge impact in the daily operations of nonprofits and in the lives of everyday people. By joining forces, businesses and nonprofits can learn from each other and improve the lives of those living in Kansas communities.
Institute of Board Blueprint
The goal of Kansas Nonprofit Centre – Board Leadership Blueprint (BLB) is to diversify and improve nonprofit Boards of Directors by developing a pool of trained leaders equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to be effective board members.
Centre/BLB prepares dedicated individual for board service and fundraising that benefits to nonprofit.
The Board Leadership Blueprint (BLB) purpose is to train and prepare potential board members in the basic of board leadership. The BLB we will talk about mission focus but will not focus on any individual nonprofit mission.
Institute of Board Leadership
Just as continue education is important to the staff – it become even more important to boards. Believing in the statement that “a board makes the difference between a good nonprofit and a great one, and can even make or break an organization” highlights the importance of continuing educationa is a key component to ensuring success of both you and your organization. The Centre recognizes the value of professional development for board members and community stakeholders. We strive to be Kansas’ professional development resource for nonprofit boards.