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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

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: investments, Current Events

Four Critical Factors That Impact Nonprofit Success

Posted by June Miller on Dec 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

BoardSource introduced something new at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum called Quick Talks — entertaining and rapid-fire mini-sessions presented by conference participants for their peers. It turned into an informative and fun event. June Miller was one of those participants who gave a...

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Topics: board engagement

Phased-In Giving: A New Trend in Setting the Board's Give/Get Policy

Posted by Cynthia Remec on Nov 17, 2017 11:32:33 AM

As New York’s leading personalized nonprofit board matching service, BoardAssist spends a lot of time working with nonprofit boards to help them craft their nonprofit’s give/get policy — or how much board members should be asked to annually generate for the boards on which they serve. One...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Fundraising

Managing and Pursuing Your Investment Program's Long-Term Goals

Posted by Lisa Schneider, CFA on Nov 8, 2017 3:04:00 PM

As a board member, you have a difficult job. You need to ensure that your organization has the money, talent, experience, and resources to fund your mission. And you need to do this in an ever-changing market and regulatory environment. Moreover, if your organization relies heavily on your...

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Topics: financial oversight, investments

Sink or Swim: The Changing Landscape for Community-Based Nonprofits

Posted by John Bitter on Oct 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM

This post is one in a series written by nonprofit leaders who are presenting sessions at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place next week, October 18-20, in Seattle. We hope you will be joining us there.

What is the role of a community-based nonprofit in the fabric of a community?...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Advocacy, Fundraising, strategic partnerships

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