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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: Emerging Leaders, Board Chair, Board Best Practices

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: oversight, Mission Impact, Board Best Practices, 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: Family Foundations, Leading with Intent, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit

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

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

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

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

Recruit Nonprofit Board Members with Purpose and Process

Posted by Hardy Smith on Feb 7, 2018 11:09:00 AM

Nonprofits have long been challenged by unmet expectations in board member engagement and performance.

The latest research from BoardSource reinforces the prevalence of this issue. Leading With Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices reports that a high percentage of nonprofits...

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Topics: Recruitment

Running with the Bulls: Key 2018 Investment Issues for Nonprofit Board Leaders

Posted by Martin Jaugietis on Jan 24, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Every July, adrenaline junkies from around the world converge in Pamplona, Spain for the Fiesta de San Fermin—the highlight of which is the running of the bulls. These controversial and, at times, dangerous races pit the bravery, dexterity, and wits of the runners against the momentum of the crowd...

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Topics: Current Events, investments

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