Build a strong foundation
53% of nonprofit executives report that their boards do not understand their roles and responsibilities.
59% of nonprofit leaders report that their board members do not spend an appropriate amount of time thinking strategically.
53% of nonprofit leaders report that their boards adequately understand programmatic goals and objectives.
A ship is only as strong as its crew
Leading a nonprofit organization is no easy task, especially for smaller organizations that rely on a board of community volunteers who have families, full-time jobs, and lives outside the work of your organization. Here at Sefton Creative, we understand what it takes to build effective teams and processes to ensure that your crew is in tip-top shape to help you sail toward your destination.
A Board Governance Checklist
√ Board Roles and Responsibilities
√ Committee Descriptions
√ Confidentiality Policy
√ Conflict of Interest Policy
√ Employee Handbook
√ Executive Director Succession Plan
√ Gift Acceptance Policy
√ Investment Policy
√ Whistleblower Protection Policy
I like to keep the process simple and easy for you.
Together, we will develop a vision for your brand, and then I'll get to work.
I will work with the key leaders in your organization to assess where you're at in terms of governance.
We will work together to develop key governance objectives, formulate policies that are unique to your organization, and work toward implementation.
I will work with your organization's board to ensure the successful approval of necessary documents, plans, and procedures.
So what not? Upon approval from your board, I won't leave you stranded. I'll work with you to understand the ins and outs of each solution and how that impacts your day-to-day.
Policies are the heart of good governance.
After reading the line above, you're probably either standing up and cheering or cringing. Organizational policy is not a topic that most nonprofit leaders find riveting, but it is so, so important. Policies ensure that an organization is following all rules and regulations set forth by the government. They provide guidance for decision-making, and they streamline internal processes.
Despite their value, many organizations operate without conflict of interest, confidentiality, document retention, and gift acceptance policies. Often, this is because they do not have the expertise necessary to draft them. However, Sefton Creative Co. is happy to help you put policies in order to ensure that your organization stays on the right track.