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Grantspace.org — Providing Tools, Trainings, and Events for Foundation and Sector Leaders

Posted by Kate Tkacik on May 23, 2018 12:25:05 PM

Foundation Center is the leading source of philanthropic data worldwide and dedicated to advancing knowledge about philanthropy. Today, we are pleased to share the relaunch of our popular online learning platform — GrantSpace.org — with the BoardSource community. Through GrantSpace, Foundation...

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Three Steps to Working With Your Board to Advance Advocacy

Posted by Laurel O'Sullivan on May 17, 2018 12:35:59 PM

 

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Topics: The Board’s Role in Advocacy, Advocacy

Selecting and Developing Board Leadership: Choose Your Leaders Wisely

Posted by Hardy Smith on May 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM
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Topics: Board Best Practices, Emerging Leaders, Board Chair

Metrics That Matter: Is Your Board Tracking the Right Things?

Posted by Irv Katz on Apr 18, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Balanced scorecards, dashboards, strategic plan reports, even routine financial and activity reports: They range from basic to varying degrees of sophistication relative to accountability, management, and governance. “Metrics” is the prevailing mantra, but do the metrics that are routinely...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Mission Impact, oversight, financial oversight

The Power of Nonprofit Board Exit Interviews

Posted by Nancy Droesch and Susan S. Stepleton on Apr 4, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Nonprofit boards are tasked with overseeing the management of their organizations, but who oversees the board? While outside agencies may comment and provide feedback on board functioning, at the end of the day, boards are responsible for evaluating their own performance.

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Foundation Board Diversity: Five Things We Can Do to Break from the Current Reality

Posted by Kevin Walker on Mar 21, 2018 11:15:44 AM

This blog post is the third in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading with Intent 2017. This report is an effort to better understand the...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit, Leading with Intent, Family Foundations

The For-Profit and Nonprofit Sectors are Converging: What Are the Implications for You?

Posted by Donald Summers on Mar 14, 2018 1:30:00 PM

sec·tor ˈsektər/ noun 1. an area or portion that is distinct from others Writing in 1924, the brilliant British author Virginia Woolf made her now famous observation about rapid changes in human society during the early 20th century:

On or about December 1910, human character changed. I am not...

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Mission Impact, New Trends & Resources, Current Events

Stand for Your Mission Awards: Announcing the Finalists

Posted by BoardSource on Mar 8, 2018 1:30:00 PM

BoardSource created the Stand for Your Mission Awards to recognize nonprofit boards that have established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership, and, by doing so, are helping their organizations realize their missions.

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Topics: The Board’s Role in Advocacy, Advocacy, Stand for Your Mission, board engagement, collaboration

You Can Diversify If You Want To

Posted by Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, Ph.D. on Mar 6, 2018 2:00:00 PM

This blog post is the second in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading with Intent 2017. This report is an effort to better understand the...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Leading with Intent, Foundations, Family Foundations

Board Time: Three Keys to Strategic Engagement

Posted by Jim Canales on Feb 28, 2018 2:01:00 PM

This blog post is the first in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled  Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading with Intent 2017.This report is an effort to better understand the...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit, Research, Generative Governance, Shared Leadership, Foundations, Family Foundations

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