Your not-for-profit has a board of directors — so why would it need an additional advisory board? There are a few reasons. Some organizations assemble advisory boards to provide expertise for a specific project, such as a fundraising campaign. Other organizations use them to give roles to major donors and prestigious supporters who may not be a good fit for a governing board.

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Here are some other ways to use an advisory board and how to set one up.


Continue Reading How an Advisory Board Complements a Board of Directors

Your not-for-profit is likely governed by a core group of board members. But the addition of an informal advisory board can bring complementary — and valuable — skills and resources to this group.

Review representation
Look at your general board members’ demographics and collective profile. Does it lack representation from certain groups — particularly relative