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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

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

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

Transform the Bored Room: Firecracker Facilitation Tips

Posted by Emily Davis on Oct 3, 2017 3:58:02 PM

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

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Topics: Board Best Practices, BoardSource Leadership Forum, meetings, board engagement

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

Nonprofits Must Think Money First! End the Culture of Scarcity

Posted by David Greco on Aug 25, 2017 1:51:28 PM

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

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Topics: Board Best Practices, BoardSource Leadership Forum, oversight

The Nonprofit Board’s Role in Human Resource Management

Posted by Lisa Brown Alexander & Sidney Abrams on Aug 11, 2017 12:56:06 PM

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

When determining the role of the nonprofit board of directors in matters...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, BoardSource Leadership Forum

Ujima and the Board-CEO Partnership

Posted by Makiyah Moody on Aug 7, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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

The social sector may achieve greater impact if it subscribes more deliberately and deeply to the...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, BoardSource Leadership Forum, Board Chair

Introducing the New GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

Posted by GuideStar on Jan 20, 2016 1:30:00 PM

 

In 2014, GuideStar and BoardSource partnered to create a vehicle for nonprofits to share information about how their organizations are governed on the GuideStar Exchange. To date, nearly 11,000 organizations have done so. “Strong governance is vital to a nonprofit’s success,” says Jacob...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Transparency

Should Your CEO Serve as a Board Member?

Posted by Jenifer Holland on Jan 5, 2016 6:56:24 AM

In December 2015, the Nonprofit Ethicist weighed in on the question of executive directors serving as board members of the nonprofits they lead. In short, the Nonprofit Ethicist didn’t like it.

And in fact, neither does BoardSource. However, there are some considerations to be explored to fully...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit

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