Guest Post by Susan C. Hammond, sc Hammond Advisors and speaker at the October 22 Non-Profit Toolbox Mini-Conference.
Many of us are involved with trying to improve the effectiveness of our boards or the boards we serve on. Here are three new resources I”ve recently discovered:
- Board Life Matters: a blog created by the organization known as BoardSource. Board Life Matters is a national sounding board designed to inspire and engage the next generation in nonprofit board service. BoardSource is a national organization focused on advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.
- Nonprofit Accounting Basics: “The Greater Washington Society of CPAs Educational Foundation has created this web site to help small and medium-size nonprofits address all of their financial and accounting questions. Developed by a special fiduciary accountability task force, the site provides free information, templates, checklists, and numerous tools to help keep the books in order. All boards of nonprofits, especially those with no staff, will find the site helpful on a daily basis.”
- Nonprofit Risk Management Center. “Provides assistance and resources for community-serving nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to help nonprofits cope with uncertainty. They offer a wide range of services (from technical assistance to software to training and consulting help) on a vast array of risk management topics (from employment practices, to insurance purchasing to internal controls and preventing child abuse). They do not sell insurance or endorse organizations that do.”
Please let us know what you think about these sites and if you have any others we should add to our resource list.
Susan C. Hammond is an advisor, consultant, and facilitator with extensive volunteer service experience. She is the author of the Advisory Board Kit: A Comprehensive Guide to Establishing an Advisory Board to be published in January 2010. To learn more about Susan and her work click here.