MHS and its members encourage the thoughtful integration of core values into your organizational culture. From hiring new employees to selecting new board members, it’s essential to have a plan in place for conveying your history, your mission, and your guiding ideals with all stakeholders. This handy list of tools and links will get you started on the right path. Please contact Mim Shirk with any resources you would like to add to our growing pool of knowledge.
Board Works is a periodical containing short articles on governance topics to share with your board. For more on governance, check out blog archives from the Speaking of Nonprofit Boards blog.
Is your Boardroom a Safe Space – May 2017
Making the Most of Executive Sessions – December 2016
Conflict Resolution in the Boardroom – September 2015
A Powerful Force Field (Fundraising) - May 2015
Rituals – April 2014
Ingredient of a Productive Board Meeting - May 2013
Board Members and Fundraising - November 2012
CEO Transition - August 2012
Board Work is Group Work - May 2012
Effective Leadership - June 2011
Term Limits - September 2010
Bylaws - September 2009
Identifying Conflicts of Interest - July 2009
Governance Models - Dec. 2008
Executive Sessions - Oct. 2008
Recruiting Board Members - July 2008
CEO Appraisal - April 2008
Succession Planning - Dec. 2007
Fiduciary Agents - Sept. 2007
As of 2018, we no longer publish our bi-monthly Connections Newsletter. Instead, we have moved to a monthly letter: eConnections.
Free download: Study Guide to The Quickest Ever DVD Guide to Anabaptists and Their Values
Free download: Study Guide to A Quick Guide to Anabaptist Values
Sensitive Conversations: MHS has carefully prepared this special resource packet for boards and senior leaders as you process complex challenges brought about by changing laws and regulations. The packet includes guidelines for searching conversations in the board room, a legal overview, suggestions for managing communication and public relations, items to consider for policy development, and a list of resources for further study and reflection.
Please feel free to contact MHS at any time to share the struggles your organization might be facing. Our trusted team is poised to assist you in discernment, discussion, and decision-making.
A Quick Guide to Anabaptist Values (for MHS Organizations) [Table of Contents]
Resources for Grief. If your organization serves people in times of sadness and loss, consider Resources for Grief as an affordable way to provide personalized, supportive, and compassionate support without creating your own materials. Resources for Grief offers letters, educational resources, cards, and a support group manual.
*MHS has negotiated discounted pricing for members. Visit Resources for Grief and enter MHS-RFG on the pricing page.