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Helping Your Nonprofit Find the Elusive CPI + 5% Investment Return Goal

Posted by Lisa Schneider, CFA, and Martin Jaugietis, CFA on Sep 26, 2017 11:39:03 AM

This post is one in a series written by individuals who are presenting sessions at the BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place in Seattle, October 18-20. BoardSource thanks Russell Investments for its support of the conference and for sharing its expertise with our participants.

For at least...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, financial oversight

Group Purchasing: It's easier for a nonprofit to save money than raise it.

Posted by Lee Sherman on Sep 21, 2017 4:27:06 PM

This post is one in a series written by individuals who are participating in the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum in Seattle, October 18-20. We thank the National Human Services Assembly and its discount program, Purchasing Point, for their support of the conference.

Let’s face it: Running a...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum

Secure Your Oxygen Mask First: A Lesson in Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building

Posted by Emily Brush on Sep 15, 2017 11:02:57 AM

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

On every commercial airline before takeoff, passengers receive rote instructions on flight safety:

“If you...

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Let’s Stop (Just) Talking about Nonprofit Board Diversity.

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Sep 6, 2017 4:29:58 PM

Earlier today, BoardSource released Leading with Intent, our biennial study of nonprofit board composition, culture, and performance. The study reveals much about what’s happening within nonprofit boards today. And while there are some encouraging trends worth highlighting — most notably a...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Leading with Intent, Assessment

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

Planning for Action Will Help Your Board Members Forget to Be Forgetful

Posted by Nancy Bacon on Jul 26, 2017 9:45:46 AM

 

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Topics: board engagement

Don’t Do It: Don’t Start a Nonprofit

Posted by Dahna Goldstein on Jul 14, 2017 12:37:06 PM

Do you want to make a difference? Great. Please do. But don’t start a nonprofit.

Are you concerned about what is currently happening to vulnerable populations, the environment, and media freedom? I am, too. Are you afraid it’s only going to get worse? You’re probably right. But don’t start a...

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Topics: Fundraising, starting a nonprofit

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