Aarti Madhusudan

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Aarti Madhusudan is the founder of Governance Counts, an initiative which helps nonprofits build more effective boards. This includes identifying key board related issues and recommending good practice guidelines. She has consulted several Indian and international organisations. Aarti is passionate about volunteering, and runs Whiteboard, an iVolunteer initiative that brings senior corporate professionals together as a group to provide strategic guidance pro bono to nonprofits. She volunteers herself with DaanUtsav. Aarti is an alumna of TISS, Mumbai and NIMHANS, Bangalore.

Articles by Aarti Madhusudan

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September 8, 2023
How to make your board more effective
To build an effective board, the right structures and processes need to be put in place.
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March 2, 2022
Nonprofit boards—for the founder or for the organisation?
What does good governance look like in nonprofits that are largely founder-driven?
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September 15, 2021
Four ways to deal with board members who ‘don’t have the time’
Does your leadership team struggle to engage board members? Here’s what you can do.
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September 4, 2020
Looking to join a nonprofit board?
Here are some questions to ask yourself.
children volunteering for social cause_COVID_19 lockdown_Picture courtesy: iVolunteer

July 10, 2020
Making virtual volunteering work
What corporates and nonprofits can do to make employee engagement effective during COVID-19.
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October 30, 2019
Your board is only as good as you want it to be
In most cases, a board’s contribution to an organisation is determined by the CEO’s ask of it. Here's how you can engage them beyond just compliance.
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August 2, 2019
Exit right: Nonprofit founders must plan their transition well
When it comes to succession planning, it is important for founders of nonprofits to do it smartly, while adequately empowering the CEO, if they need to.
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January 9, 2019
Managing an ‘inherited’ board
Incoming CEOs do not just inherit the organisation's staff and programmes, but also its board. Here are some tips to make the best of the new CEO-board relationship.
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August 7, 2018
The will to be governed
Founders show a reluctance to be governed, and so when building a board, they often don't look beyond compliant members. But to have a board that challenges you along with supporting you is key for any organisation.
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