“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker
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 the 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 an organization’s long-term sustainability.
The composition of the board is essential. It’s not simply a matter of bringing together talented individuals, rather it’s finding people whose talents complement each other and then educate those individuals to excel as a group.
Nonprofit boards are a collection of talent community business volunteers. Each volunteer makes a huge impact on 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 is to diversify and improve nonprofit Boards of Directors by developing a pool of educated leaders and equip them with the knowledge and tools needed to be effective board members.
Institute of Board Leadership
Just as continuing education is important to the staff — it becomes 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 education is a key component to ensuring the success of both you and your organization.