SILENCE CAN LEAD TO GOLD
DBD Group's Thom Peters reminds us why welcoming silence can help us improve our ability to engage volunteers, donors and staff.
Non-profit organizations rely on volunteer board leadership to fulfill their missions. A strong board makes all the difference. Typically, if you can cultivate and maintain a strong and effective board, you will have a stronger non-profit as a result.
DBD Group's approach to board governance is focused on helping you build your board's capacity, positioning your organization for greater impact in your communities. We engage volunteers and leadership staff in identifying bright spots and gaps, providing practical strategies and tools to help you do this work. Our innovative tools and approaches are based on the latest thinking in governance for non-profits.
Continuous improvement is critical in governance work because boards are always evolving and changing as volunteers rotate and priorities change. The board you had five years ago may not be the board you need tomorrow.
We can help you identify strengths and weaknesses of your current board through a powerful best practices self-assessment process. Explore how your board is doing in areas such as meeting management, legal and fiduciary duty, advocacy and impact, board development, committee work, and philanthropy.
The best boards have the strongest leadership. We can work with you to identify and build your board’s capacity, always thinking about succession strategies and how to share and grow volunteer leadership.
Board governance is an art and a science. There are multiple entry points and approaches to doing governance work well. We will identify the relevant priorities for your board and custom design a plan in partnership with you.
Many boards struggle in engaging their board in fundraising. The connection between good board governance and philanthropy is crucial, and ensuring the organization has the resources it needs is an important part of the board's role.
DBD Group's Robyn Furness-Fallin challenges us to try something new with individual philanthropy by getting great at non-cash giving.
DBD Group's Jason Fry tells an inspiring story of a nonprofit fundraiser trying something new with a donor...with great results!
Brian Keel, CFO at YMCA of the Triangle, offers several suggestions of things to do to help new volunteers get up to speed faster.
Brian Keel gives three tried and true tips to put you in the strongest position for your capital campaign.
When thinking about ways to use real estate assets to further a nonprofit’s mission, we often focus on underutilized real estate and how we might turn . . .
DBD Group's Richard Clegg shares how he used strategic planning processes to address a personal challenge.
DBD Group's Richard Clegg explains different types of strategic planning and how to determine which is the right fit for your organization.
DBD Group's Bruce Berglund reflects on the power of adaptive leadership when facing change.
Bruce Berglund interviews Cory Scheer of TrustCentric about trust and leadership. In this podcast, they discuss how to measure, build and repair trust.
Building a culture of inquiry takes time and effort, but it is essential for a board to effectively govern an organization.
Boards generally don’t like to be surprised. Generally, boards like to know what is going on in a nonprofit organization, and they want to be well-prepared
Richard Clegg shares what a famous doughnut empire can teach us about standing out in a crowd of similar businesses.
Michele Goodrich illustrates how personal attention and follow up are the keys to creating a great giving experience for donors.
One of our axioms is “Keep learning, stewarding, and sharing.” In that spirit, the DBD Team shares their book picks to inspire you in work and in life.