Podcasts for Nonprofit Boards

Podcasts are simple and effective ways to educate your Board. Through 8-10 minute educational teachings, podcasts offer an integrated and holistic training approach for busy Boards. They are ideal for introducing a topic for discussion, reviewing roles and responsibilities, and gaining insights for your current Board decisions and challenges.

Starting your Board meeting with a podcast can help create a focused environment for an efficient and productive meeting.  Podcasts are available to BoardStar members free of charge, and, each month, one podcast will be available for nonmembers. 

Free Podcast Of The Month

Maintaining Board Engagement
Time: 8:30

She’s been recruited, oriented, and is officially on board, but now how do you help this new board director build commitment and truly engage in the work of the organization? Sara Wilson talks about numerous ways to help, like mentorship, board education, and expressing appreciation.


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Reflections On Governance 

BoardStar: Mike Mahoney Reflecting On Nonprofits  BoardStar: Julilly Kohler
BoardStar: Les Weil From Crisis To Success Through Board Leadership Governance As Leadership: A Conversation With Author William P. Ryan
Tips For Engaging Constituencies Board Development Giving Back To The Community
Making Memories Matter U.S. Constitution Creates Nonprofit Right Of Way Nonprofit Roots: 400 Years Deep
Questions From BroadStar Listeners How Do Milwaukee Nonprofit Boards Compare Nationally? Findings From The BoardSource Governance Index
Teaching Nonprofit Governance When It's Time To Leave The Board  

Leadership and Position Specific

Treasurer's Tutorial Board President Firing The Executive Director
Chief Financial Officer Immediate Past President Hiring An Executive Director - Again
Founder's Syndrome Executive Search The New CEO's Perspective
Preparing The Board For Its Meeting -
An Executive's Perspective
The Interim Is In What Is Expected Of The Board President?
Executive Expectations Part 1 Executive Expectations Part 2  

Financial Oversight

Nonprofit Sustainability New Audit Standards Charity Accountability
Treasurer's Tutorial Chief Financial Officer Reviewing Financials
Finance Committee Form 990 True Program Costs

Recruitment and Orientation

Recruitment Considerations Online Matching Getting Connected
Young Nonprofit Professionals Diversifying The Board Recruiting Beyond Our Small Circle Of Friends: Web-based Board Matching
Orientation Manual Giving Back To The Community Nonprofit Vs. For-Profit Boards
Governance As Leadership: A Conversation With Author William P. Rya Findings From The BoardSource Governance Index Following In Your Parents' Volunteer Steps - Part 1
Following In Your Parents' Volunteer Steps - Part 2    

Fundraising and Marketing

Marketing The Mission Creative Messaging Communicating With The Media
Advertising The Mission Donor Relations Grantmaker's Policy On Diversity
Funders' Expectations Of Boards Federated Campaign Web Of Wealth
Leadership In Fundraising Spending Down Assets Fundraising Through Events
Cultivating Major Gifts Giving Back: Northwestern Mutual Foundation Board Mystique

Organizational Change

Changing Real Estate Architectural Implications Part 1 Architectural Implications Part 2
The New CEO's Perspective Social Entrepreneurship Merger Integration
Executive Search Grassroots Possibility Merger - Part 1
Merger - Part 2 Organizational Lifecycles Hiring An Executive Director - Again
Founder's Syndrome Hiring A Consultant The Interim Is In
Executive Succession Planning Firing The Executive Director  

Planning, Policies, and Measuring

Annual Planning Positive Planning  
Conflict Of Interest Lobbying And Advocacy Adapting Policy Governance
Two Policy Musts Bylaws And Corporate Record Keeping Measuring Mission
Finding: Mission Accomplished Boards Measuring Effectiveness:
Caught In The Act Of Learning
Boards Measuring Effectiveness:
An Interview With Jason Saul
Organizational Dashboards    

Engagement and Structure

 Tips For Engaging Constituencies Maintaining Board Engagement Learning Outside The Boardroom
Making Meetings Work Re-Engagement Leadership Coaching
Board Development Productive Board Meetings Retreats
Selective Skill Sets Committees Long Distance Boards
Community Foundation Boards Alternative Structures: Consortium  
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