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How to Build a Culture of Inquiry During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Joy Folkedal on Mar 30, 2020 1:54:04 PM

As organizations continue to adjust to the new environment that the COVID-19 crisis has created, many board leaders are asking what they should be doing. But as is the case during good times, the board’s role is to take the lead on overseeing the organization — and that means listening to and...

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Topics: Culture, COVID-19

Leading an Organization Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Phil Buchanan on Mar 26, 2020 1:24:04 PM

Editor’s note: Running an organization is a huge responsibility on its own, but doing so in today’s environment is truly a different beast. We are in uncharted waters. This post, originally published as a series of tweets by Phil Buchanan — president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy...

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Topics: COVID-19

Quick & Dirty: Going Virtual Fast & Well

Posted by Cathy A. Trower on Mar 25, 2020 4:20:39 PM

It’s been said to never waste a crisis, and that moment is upon us.  As organizations think through how to do what they do in this pandemic moment, so must boards quickly move from face-to-face to virtual meetings — and many are floundering.  Here’s my quick advice for CEOs and board chairs to...

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Topics: COVID-19, Virtual Meetings

Responding to COVID-19: Building the "New Normal"

Posted by Pratichi Shah on Mar 24, 2020 2:26:17 PM

I know that over the past few weeks, you have been inundated with COVID-19 and pandemic information.  While I am reluctant to add to the volume, I’ve received a number of inquiries along the lines of: “We took the immediate actions; how do we survive and thrive going forward?”  So with that...

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Topics: COVID-19

What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation.

Posted by Joy Folkedal and Lindsay Tallman on Mar 16, 2020 3:00:00 PM

As the world responds to the threats of COVID-19, many nonprofits and their boards are wrestling with difficult questions and decisions. In these uncertain times, as the situation rapidly changes, the board needs to provide steady and adaptive leadership in partnership with and in support of the...

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Topics: Risk Management, COVID-19

Welcoming the Next Generation of Board Leadership

Posted by Christina Carr on Mar 12, 2020 4:50:47 PM

This post was written by one of the many nonprofit leaders who will be presenting at the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum May 7-8 in St. Louis. We hope to see you there!

We are all concerned with improving our board diversity, but we don’t often think of age diversity as a problem. According to...

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Topics: Youth Diversity

The Impact of Diversity on Board Outcomes

Posted by Angela E. White on Mar 4, 2020 12:50:38 PM

This post was written by one of the many nonprofit leaders who will be presenting at the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum May 7-8 in St. Louis. We hope to see you there!

When I first became a consultant nearly 24 years ago, we had a client who was creating a list of potential leadership gift...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

Planning for Today’s Knowns and Uncertainties

Posted by Cheryl Procter-Rogers on Feb 26, 2020 2:33:16 PM

This post was written by one of the many nonprofit leaders who will be presenting at the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum May 7-8 in St. Louis. We hope to see you there!

Over my 40-plus years of leading and serving nonprofit boards, I have become frustrated with “plans.” I’ve seen executive...

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Topics: strategic planning, Scenario Planning

The Strategic Alliances of Nonprofits

Posted by Patricia Q. Connolly on Feb 19, 2020 3:21:58 PM

This post was written by one of the many nonprofit leaders who will be presenting at the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum May 7-8 in St. Louis. We hope to see you there!

The sad truth of today’s nonprofit sector is that it has become more challenging for nonprofits to obtain financial support....

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Topics: strategic partnerships

Getting "CERIOUS" About Resource Development

Posted by Katha Kissman on Feb 12, 2020 11:51:14 AM

This post was written by one of the many nonprofit leaders who will be presenting at the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum May 7-8 in St. Louis. We hope to see you there!

As a senior governance consultant with BoardSource, I understand how important having the right people on the organizational...

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Topics: Resource Development


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