Most nonprofit boards place a priority of having an active treasurer and finance committee. Too often, though, these crucial roles turn into nothing more than rote reviews of financial reports and audits, which often leaves members unengaged. How do you reinvigorate the treasurer's and finance committee's roles so that they play a strategic part in oversight, planning and governance? This article lays out some great tips to help your board and committee get on the right track.

Written by Kate Barr of Nonprofits Assistance Fund in Nonprofit World, April 2009.