When it comes to running a successful nonprofit healthcare organization, you can’t really do it without your Board.
You and your Board need to truly believe in the same vision of the healthcare organization and communicate information in a way that conveys your mission. The success of your organization depends on support from your community, and you can’t establish that without support from within.
To help keep your Board functional and effective, enroll in the 4 T’s.
Often Board Members don’t know what they should be doing. That’s not an insult, it’s just the reality that comes from having a group of volunteers with abstract day-to-day roles. So many other things may be happening and you can lose focus. Give everyone a task so they know their role.
As your trusted Board, they should be privilege to internal operations like goals and outcomes. Nonprofit healthcare organizations can live and die by fund-raising, let them know the true state of things and they’ll be more inclined to help.
It’s your responsibility to keep your Board accurately informed and focused on completing consecutive goals. So create a clause in everyone’s task description and start weekly and monthly check-ins to keep everyone accountable.
Don’t be afraid to transform your organization and let it evolve into what you need it to be. In addition, be sure to let your brand promise stay consistent, while embracing different ways of marketing and fund-raising. Encouraging innovation will only catapult your brand as it continues to develop.
Using the 4 T’s can take people with different opinions and ideas and bring them together as one unit. If everyone knows what’s expected and agrees to a plan, your board can be a true asset to your healthcare organization and the community you serve.