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It's Time to Talk About...How Nonprofits Should Handle Relationships with "Tainted" Donors

Posted by Jim Taylor on Jan 17, 2020 11:53:17 AM

To shine a spotlight on emerging issues and help boards facing the challenge of responding to them, BoardSource is developing a series of resources titled “It’s Time to Talk About…”   They include reflection questions and background articles for your board’s consideration.

The question of...


Topics: Fundraising, Current Events

Behind the Scenes of Successful Advocacy: A Q&A with the 2019 Stand for Your Mission Award Winner

Posted by Nick Cafferky on Dec 10, 2019 12:47:15 PM

BoardSource is thrilled to announce the winner of our 2019 Stand for Your Mission Award: Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee. It will receive $5,000 to support its advocacy work. Below is a short Q&A with the organization’s board chair, Joyce Prusak, on some of the thinking that went into...


Topics: The Board’s Role in Advocacy, Advocacy, Stand for Your Mission

Advocacy in Action: The 2019 Stand for Your Mission Award Finalists

Posted by Nick Cafferky on Nov 19, 2019 2:48:16 PM

Earlier this year, BoardSource announced that it was accepting submissions for the 2019 Stand for Your Mission Award — a chance for nonprofit boards all over the country to show how they have used advocacy to advance their missions and help their communities. The winner of the award will receive...


Topics: Advocacy, Stand for Your Mission

It’s Time to Talk About… The Implications of the College Admissions Scandal

Posted by Jim Taylor on Nov 6, 2019 2:47:57 PM

We live in a time in which major issues within the social sector or society at large — complex and nuanced issues — often emerge with little warning and gain momentum quickly, impacting nonprofits in unforeseen ways. When this happens, those at the helm of the organization — its board leaders —...


Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

Board Diversity Includes Disabilities

Posted by Guy Caruso and Kathy Miller on Oct 25, 2019 1:53:50 PM

Disability is “natural,” has been part of the human experience since the beginning of time, and continues to be a natural part of the human condition, as referred to in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (PL 106-402).


Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

BLF and the JOC Scholarship Changed My Life

Posted by Jason Torreano and Beth Gibbons on Oct 18, 2019 1:03:49 PM
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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum

The 4 Types of Power Players: How They Disrupt Boards and What To Do About Them

Posted by Donald Summers on Sep 20, 2019 2:05:32 PM

As any experienced organizational manager or leader will quickly affirm, getting any group of people to work together smoothly, even on a relatively simple task, can be hard. This is even more true in a boardroom, where tasks are rarely simple, and, ideally, members are coming from diverse...


Topics: Culture

Make Board Diversity Work

Posted by Hardy Smith on Aug 27, 2019 2:19:35 PM

Adopting a goal to achieve board diversity is one thing. Taking action to achieve that goal is quite another.

Despite ongoing encouragement for nonprofit boards to embrace diversity, BoardSource’s Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices survey shows that movement...


Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

The Board’s Role in Donor Relations: Four Ways to Improve

Posted by Sarah Tedesco on Aug 19, 2019 11:49:16 AM

Helping create and sustain healthy donor relationships is one of the most important things your board team can do to support your organization. If you have strong donor relationships, you can better plan your fundraising goals and efforts and count on your donors’ continued contribution to your...


Topics: Fundraising

Owning My Whiteness

Posted by Kevin Walker on Jul 24, 2019 12:15:25 PM

"Share a reflection on a time that your identity — who you are — changed or informed a conversation in a way that was visible to you.”


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