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Mixing Music and Advocacy to Scale Impact

Posted by Dalouge Smith on Jun 20, 2018 1:02:37 PM

When I first started as president and CEO of San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS), I found the board members were divided between two strongly held points of view. One group believed in the primacy of musical excellence and the other focused on broadening access to music education....

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Topics: Advocacy

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

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

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

Nonprofit Board Trends and Practices Revealed in Leading with Intent 2017

Posted by Vernetta Walker Chief Governance Officer, BoardSource on Sep 6, 2017 11:45:31 AM

Today marks the ninth release of BoardSource’s biennial study, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices. Formerly known as the Nonprofit Governance Index, Leading with Intent takes an in-depth look at the current practices and trends of nonprofit boards. The 2017 report...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Leading with Intent, Roles and Responsibilities, Assessment, The Board’s Role in Advocacy, Advocacy, Board Best Practices

In Times of Change, Board Members Must Be Advocates

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Apr 4, 2017 11:21:03 AM

This article first appeared Jan. 19, 2017 on the Chronicle of Philanthropy website, http://philanthropy.com. It is reprinted here with their permission.

As the country prepares to inaugurate Donald Trump as our 45th president on Friday and leadership at all levels of government takes shape...

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Topics: Advocacy

BoardSource in January: Advocacy, Fundraising Effectiveness, and Our New Look

Posted by Erin Berry on Feb 3, 2017 10:43:17 AM

It may appear — due to the fact that we haven’t posted much — that January was a quiet, uneventful month at BoardSource. But nothing could be further from the truth. The first 31 days of 2017 were quite busy, and we are excited about it!

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Topics: BoardSource, Advocacy, Fundraising, Stand for Your Mission, Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness

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