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Adopting Your Strategic Plan

Formally adopting a strategic plan is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of a board of directors. This resource reviews the process between the planning committee, staff, and board from […]

Board Term Limits

Rotation is a healthy and natural way of providing change and necessary transformation for boards. Regularly bringing in new board members helps keep away stagnation and provides the board opportunities for renewal. This resource reviews the importance of Board Term Limits and discusses the advantages and concerns to take into consideration for your Board.

Creating a Feedback-Rich Culture

Feedback isn’t about “once-and-done.” An effective organization strives to create a feedback-rich culture which takes both organizational systems and leadership behaviors that are applied consistently over time. Systems support and sustain behaviors. Behaviors bring systems to life. Use this list to see where your organizations thrive and identify where you might need to focus on improving.

Creating Job Descriptions

TREC understands that accurate job descriptions form the basis for many aspects of an effective organization. Relevant and up to date position descriptions help every employee understand their duties, tasks, and responsibilities. TREC offers a guide to writing job descriptions, a sample job description, and a template to help your organization.

Developing an Equitable and Transparent Compensation Philosophy & Policy

To set fair and equitable compensation, it’s essential to take time to be clear on your philosophy and develop a transparent policy. The following resource and samples will help you develop strong, fair, and transparent compensation.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Terms and Definitions

Not everyone speaks the same way about social issues or experiences; having a shared understanding of terms can help groups and individuals communicate better and support their collaboration. We recognize that many of these terms in this list can feel quite jargon heavy or academic—however, precision and clarity are useful when naming and dismantling deep rooted assumptions, behaviors, or practices.

Donor-Centered Direct Mail: Creating Warm and Fuzzies for Donors

With the millions of pieces of direct mail sent out every year, your job is to have your letter rise above all the rest. This resource will help you look at some ways to make your appeals outshine the rest and bring better returns.

Effectively Delivering and Receiving Feedback

How feedback is delivered (and received) is as, or possibly more, important than what is communicated. If feedback is given effectively and clearly, it is much more likely to result […]

Executive Director Performance Evaluation: Overview

Annual evaluation of the Executive Director is one of the Board of Director’s most critical responsibilities in monitoring and ensuring the overall performance of a non-profit. It is also one […]

Executive Director Turnover, Resignation, and Termination

Turnover is inevitable, at all levels and for different reasons from retirement, job changes, and termination. Organizations and boards need to be prepared to handle any turnover, especially at the senior level.

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