The Board & Budget Making – Part II

The Board & Budget Making – Part II

In the last blog entry, we spent considerable time examining the processes and stages of budget making and why that work is so central to the effectiveness of the Change-Making Board. For this post, we’ll take a look at some critical PASAMBAs of governance—Practices,...
The Board & Budgeting Making – Part I

The Board & Budgeting Making – Part I

We’re coming into that time each spring when most public and nonprofit boards turn their attention to budgeting for the next fiscal year. When many board members think about budgeting, it’s often more about the revenues, expenditures, and surpluses (or deficits) that...
Starting Things Off Right:  New Trustee Orientation

Starting Things Off Right: New Trustee Orientation

The C-MBS blog is dedicated to better understanding the critical Practices, Actions, Styles, Attitudes, Manners, Behaviors, and Attributes—what regular readers of the blog now know as the PASAMBAs—consistently reflected by the Change-Making Board. For the post this...
The Big Value-Add: Volunteers

The Big Value-Add: Volunteers

The C-MBS blog continues its focus on the essential Practices, Actions, Styles, Attitudes, Manners, Behaviors, and Attributes—collectively known as the PASAMBAs—relating to a key function of the Change-Making Board. In this post, we turn our attention to a vital...
Watching The Money: Financial Stewardship & Auditing

Watching The Money: Financial Stewardship & Auditing

This is my first post where our undivided attention will focus around a set of important PASAMBAs (Practices, Actions, Styles, Attitudes, Manners, Behaviors, and Attributes) that attach to some critical function undertaken by every change-making board. All the...
Three Values Of The Change-Making Organization

Three Values Of The Change-Making Organization

In this space over the coming weeks, I will be focusing on what I call the PASAMBAs—Practices, Actions, Styles, Attitudes, Manners, Behaviors, and Attributes—which every change-making board should follow. These PASAMBAs at the heart of consequential governance are...