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BoardSource logoA couple of months ago, our friends over at BoardSource posted 10 short videos to their Web site, each one explaining one of the basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board. They cover topics like "Hire the Chief Executive," "Monitor and Strengthen Programs," and "Protect Assets and Provide Financial Oversight."

The videos are basic and low-tech -- just talking heads and a few PowerPoint slides -- but for a new board member's orientation, they might be just the thing. Each video is less than five minutes, and you don't have to view them all at once.

This link will take you to the home page for the videos. Once you're there, you can click on the links to see the various videos.

BoardSource has a helpful Web site that explains their consulting services and describes their books and other resources. We often recommend BoardSource's materials, but here's a caveat: the organization focuses on all nonprofit boards, not the boards of schools. That means they don't discuss the shared governance that you find at theological schools -- no mention of the role of faculty or church bodies. 

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Strategic Partnerhips


In this on-demand webinar, Rick Staisloff, senior partner of rpk GROUP, will discuss essential aspects of strategic partnerships. He will explore current trends, identify partners, navigate the due diligence process, and addresses common challenges. In addition to technical components of partnerships, he will also examine the intangible – yet critical – elements of partnerships, such as building trust and managing relationships.

Closing the Trust Gap


The current and very troubling condition of trust is a clarion call to action. But despite the dismal data showing pervasive organizational distrust, every organization can assess their current level of trust, learn and adopt a proven trust building framework, and then develop a meaningful and long-lasting plan of action. This webinar details the knowledge and practical next steps to strengthen workplace culture as a result of closing the trust gap.

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An In Trust Center Resource Grant offers member schools a chance to explore innovation at their institutions through a matching grant opportunity of up to $15,000. Listen to this 30-minute information session, including Q&A, as we provide details on eligibility requirements, funding priorities, application process. Previous grantees are eligible to apply as long as they are not within our current funding cycle.

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