Nonprofit Governance and Working with Leaders

by | Jan 18, 2021

Working with leaders and being part of nonprofit governance is a valuable perspective to possess in the not-for-profit space.

There are many key players within nonprofit governance. Regardless if your nonprofit is a small organization or a larger nonprofit, each individual plays a critical role towards the success of a decision-making process.

Understanding the mechanics of the mission should be your ultimate goal as a nonprofit leader. Thinking about responsibilities, open communication and holding others accountable are just some of the points discussed by Deaconess Foundation Director of Partnership & Capacity Building Kiesha Davis, who joins The Charity CFO Founder and nonprofit accountant Tosha Anderson in this week’s episode of A Modern Nonprofit Podcast.

Listen to A Modern Nonprofit Podcast Episode 6: Nonprofit Governance with Kiesha Davis HERE. 

Kiesha and Tosha cover many important considerations that you must know in order to challenge and grow his or her nonprofit board, including:

  • Helping your board understand their roles and duties
  • Strengthening your overall board through specific training and tips
  • The importance of board assessments- and why you must implement them
  • Utilizing volunteer board members and ensuring balance with strategy
  • And much more!

This is a great episode if you want to take your nonprofit leadership and internal processes to the next level in 2021.

Nonprofit governance is critical towards helping your board and nonprofit accounting.

Cultivating improvement in your board members will stimulate not only engagement, but success and opportunity for staff to support one another.

Who’s All in Episode 6 of A Modern Nonprofit Podcast

Kiesha Davis stewards a program of trust-based philanthropy with the Foundation to build the power to advance its public policy agenda for child well-being. She leads grant making within the foundation’s program portfolio, as well as provides capacity building support and relationship management with funded and prospective partners. Learn more about Kiesha and her organization here. 

As Founder & CEO of The Charity CFO, Tosha Anderson committed her career to working with nonprofits across the United States, with a focus on providing CFO services to even the smallest nonprofits. After realizing an industry need for specialized accounting services with limited financial resources and an increasing pressure to keep costs low, the nonprofit enthusiast has helped hundreds of nonprofits achieve best accounting practices.

You’ve Listened to Episode 6…Now What?

If you have taken a look at your board, or realize that you are a struggling board member bogged down with accounting tasks when you know you should be focusing on other areas of your nonprofit, request a free consultation with our team of expert accountants today, and consider outsourcing your nonprofit bookkeeping.

Want to learn more about nonprofit governance and working with not-for-profit leaders?

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