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

Make Board Diversity Work

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

Owning My Whiteness

Should Your CEO Serve as a Board Member?

Setting and Executing Nonprofit Fundraising Goals: A Guide

Navigating the Complex Nonprofit Revenue Landscape

Lessons to Be Learned from Well-Meaning but Flawed Governance

An Important Window into the Foundation Boardroom

Nonprofits: Due for Due Diligence

Leading with Intent: Your Participation Matters!

Equity in Pursuit of Excellence: Why the Social Sector Needs Bold Strokes

Addressing Donor Misconduct: Advice to Boards and Leaders

Lessons Learned as Board Chair

A Nonprofit CEO’s Nightmare: The Micro-Managing Board

What to Do — and Not Do — When Your Chief Executive Leaves

Do-Able Fundraising for Real-World Boards

Is Your Board Ready to Advance Equity?

Moving the Needle with Corporate Support

Transparency: A Tool for Increasing Board Diversity

The Board–Chief Executive Partnership: Valuing Our Respective Lanes

BoardSource Proclamation: National Day of Racial Healing

How Treehouse Used Advocacy to Advance its Mission and Win Last Year's Stand for Your Mission Awards

A Year in Review: The Best Blogs of 2018

Flawed Fundraising Report Can Hurt Nonprofits

Putting Commitment into Action: A New Leader for BoardSource’s Work on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Are Nonprofit Best Practices Stupid?

11 Steps to Producing a World-Class, Investment-Grade Business Plan for Your Nonprofit

Living into Our Values: Perspectives from BoardSource’s CEO & Board Chair

Reflections in the Wake of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation: 4 Questions for Boards

Strategic Planning: Is Your Board Ready?

Do You Know Your Board Members?

The Global Quest for Exceptional Governance

The Importance of Diversity (and Inclusion): A Call to Action for Community Foundations

The 3 Gotta-Haves for Boards Seeking Impact and Scale

Mixing Music and Advocacy to Scale Impact

Using For-Profit Language to Think Differently About Nonprofits

Grantspace.org — Providing Tools, Trainings, and Events for Foundation and Sector Leaders

Three Steps to Working With Your Board to Advance Advocacy

Selecting and Developing Board Leadership: Choose Your Leaders Wisely

Metrics That Matter: Is Your Board Tracking the Right Things?

The Power of Nonprofit Board Exit Interviews

How Nonprofit Boards Can Start the Merger Conversation

Foundation Board Diversity: Five Things We Can Do to Break from the Current Reality

The For-Profit and Nonprofit Sectors are Converging: What Are the Implications for You?

Stand for Your Mission Awards: Announcing the Finalists

You Can Diversify If You Want To

Board Time: Three Keys to Strategic Engagement

It's Time for Nonprofit Boards to Have a Conversation About Sexual Misconduct

Recruit Nonprofit Board Members with Purpose and Process

Running with the Bulls: Key 2018 Investment Issues for Nonprofit Board Leaders

Four Critical Factors That Impact Nonprofit Success

Phased-In Giving: A New Trend in Setting the Board's Give/Get Policy

Managing and Pursuing Your Investment Program's Long-Term Goals

Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact

Sink or Swim: The Changing Landscape for Community-Based Nonprofits

Preparing Your Nonprofit Board for a Fundraising Campaign

Nonprofit Boards Attuned to Innovating Ubiquitously

Board Members Zoning Out? Stop Reading the CEO Report

What Fundraising Shares with Fitness Training

Transform the Bored Room: Firecracker Facilitation Tips

Five Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act

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

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

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

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

Nonprofit Board Trends and Practices Revealed in Leading with Intent 2017

Nonprofits Must Think Money First! End the Culture of Scarcity

The Nonprofit Board’s Role in Human Resource Management

Ujima and the Board-CEO Partnership

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

In Defense of Board Diversity

Don’t Do It: Don’t Start a Nonprofit

Learning, Knowing, Doing

Build it or buy it? Effective investment program oversight

Governing a Collaborative Organization

The Challenges and Opportunities of Family Foundation Governance

Fundraising Effectiveness: Hunches Aren’t Enough

What does 2017 have in store for your investment program?

Want to Improve Board Performance? Take these Five Steps

In Times of Change, Board Members Must Be Advocates

Creating a Culture of Innovation with Employee Health Care

Take the Fear out of Financial Statements

Creating a Culture of Collaboration, Nonprofits Can Learn from Pixar

A Good Question Can be a Game Changer

Why Repealing the Johnson Amendment is a Bad Idea

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

The Top Six BoardSource Blog Posts of 2016

Communicate Effectively to Create Better Board Relationships

Leverage Your Board to Build an Inner Circle

Game On! Peer-to-Peer Assessment

Missions, Mergers, and Love

The F Word and How to Use It

Moving From Dissonance to Harmony: Managing Conflict on the Board

Being Interim

Proactive Planning: Succeeding with Succession

Uncovering the Mystery: The Art and Science of Shared Leadership

Do Nonprofit Boards Resist Online Investing?

Change Your Approach to Board Engagement

Executive Committees Beware!

Planning for the Future? Invest in Emerging Leaders

Address the Need for Nonprofit Succession Planning

Nine Lessons from a Nonprofit Advocacy Win

Generative Governance: Making Sense of Problems through Critical Inquiry

How to "Host" a Successful Board Meeting

A Child's View of Nonprofit Board Culture

Leadership of the Board Chair in Creating Board Culture

Is Nonprofit Planning an Oxymoron?

Reassuring level of knowledge revealed by nonprofit financial literacy quiz

Six Steps to Improve Board Financial Oversight

Leading with Intent Comes of Age: A glimpse at what 21 years of change in nonprofit governance looks like

Freeing Nonprofits from Their Risk-Averse Shackles

Wounded Warrior Project – A Classic Case Study

Is it Time to Dust off Your Nonprofit’s Conflict-of-Interest Policy?

Economy Continues to Dominate Concerns of Nonprofit Leaders in 2016

Form 990 — A Guide for Newcomers to Nonprofit Research

Why Youth Diversity Matters

How to Catch a Unicorn: Diversify Your Nonprofit Board Like You Mean it

Got Vizzies? 10 tips for nonprofit chief executives considering the dynamic visualization corner of the “Big Data” world.

A New Framework for BoardSource’s Leadership

“It Really Matters Who’s In Charge”

Introducing the New GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

Is This Part of Our Job?

Should Your CEO Serve as a Board Member?

Collecting Social Security Numbers from Donors

An Imperative for Nonprofit Boards: The Time is Now to Step Up Your Game

Boosting Nonprofit Board Performance Where It Counts: Onboarding the CEO

From "Good" to "Great" (or Better Yet, Impactful)

Why It's Critical to Pilot New Nonprofit Board Technology

Nonprofit Risk Management: What's Inside Is What Counts

Stand for Your Mission While Staying Within the Rules

Nonprofit Scandals and the Lessons Learned

Taking a Principled Approach to Ethical Challenges & Questions

Social Alchemy: Transforming Problems Into World-Changing Ideas

A New Path for Sustaining Nonprofit Engagement in Advocacy

21st-Century Thinking for a 21st-Century World

Is Your Nonprofit Board Focused on the Right Things?

Are Nonprofit Boards Really Necessary?

Fuel the Operations of Your Nonprofit with a Dashboard

What Does It Take to Stand Out and Excel in the Nonprofit Sector?

Modeling the Nonprofit Board Behavior We Seek

Building a Collaborative Nonprofit Board Team

Passing the Nonprofit Governance Torch to GENNEXT

Equip Your New Nonprofit Board Members to Be Effective on Day One

How Nonprofit Boards Achieve Transformational Change

Nonprofit Boardroom Taboos

Why Board Engagement in Advocacy is Essential

B-Minus! Nonprofit Boards Can Do Better

Employment Agreements: Five Things Every Nonprofit Board Should Know

Calling All AmeriCorps Alums

CEO Transition: Are You Ready for the Inevitable?

Executive Committees: To Be or Not to Be?

Is Your Spending Rate Sustainable?

Adaptive Strategic Planning for Today's New Normal

Make Informed Fundraising Decisions

Boards: A View from the Corner Office

How to Get Beyond B-Minus: The State of Nonprofit Boards Today

Passion is Not Enough!

Look Out, Nonprofit Sector! Here I Come!

Fiduciaries are Only Human

Bench Warmers or Change Makers?

Don't Just Sit on a Board: Stand for Your Mission

Executive Succession Planning -- Best Practices

Going Up? Toss Out The Elevator Speech; Say What You Feel

Celebrating the Difference Between Nonprofits and For-Profits

Leading Deliberate Change

Dr. Phil and the Board/CEO Marriage

Governance 3.0: Pushing Past Our Organizational Walls

Clenched Fists? Open Hands?

Leadership & Assessment: Measurement Matters

An Executive Transition Tale

Moving Your Strategic Vision Forward While Growing Your Board

Legal Compliance By Design

Ethical Decision-Making for Managing Conflicts of Interest

"To Boldly Go Where No One Else Has Gone Before"

Consent Decision Making: The "Dynamic Governance" Model

Enhance Your Impact Through "Design Thinking"

Board Building for a Challenging World

Are You Listening to Your Board Members?

Diversity is the New Black

Use Advocacy to Close Your Nonprofit's Doors!

Designing Community-Level Support for Emerging Leaders

The Leadership Opportunity: You're Next!

Fundraising? It's Everyone's Job

Five Ways to Be a Model Board Member

Visualize Success: Five Questions to Spark Your Board Experience

Taming the Information Monster - Enough Already!

Grantmakers + Governance = Organizational Success!

Unpaid Payroll Taxes Can Mean Real Problems for Nonprofit Board Members

Culture -- The Holy Grail of Good Governance

Business Model Thinking: Three Things Your Board Must Understand

Donor vs. Investor: An Important Distinction

How Healthy Do You Want Your Nonprofit Board to Be?

20/20 Hindsight

Building Trust Through Transparency

Getting Beyond the Blame Game

Boards and Public Displays of Disaffection

Ten Things Boards Do Right (Without Even Realizing It)

In Defense of Mission

Don't Wait to Be Asked

Is Nonprofit Board Service Worth It? Reflections from a One-Time Skeptic

Social Enterprises: Nonprofit vs. For-Profit

Business as Unusual

The Working Board: Our Forgotten Stepchild

Here Be Dragons

Think Money First

Taming the Social Media Beast

Board Diversity IS Possible

Helping Our Staff Help Our Board to Fundraise

Governance as a Lever

Succession Planning & Sustainability

Provisions for Day One

Now is the time to engage in public policy

Want to Avoid a Bad Board Experience? Consider Saying No

Governance and the Future of Detroit

A Donor’s Guide to Avoiding “America’s Worst Charities”

What Online Dating Can Teach You About Boards

A Fine Line Right Down the Middle

Hiring Board Leaders

School Boards: Working from Within to Champion Change

ADVOCACY: A Fundamental Responsibility of Board Leaders?

A Network of Trainers, Revisited

Sequestration and Nonprofits

We want to thank...

People Counting

MLK Day – A Perfect Time for Reflection

A Team Approach to Fundraising

"What is the one leadership quality or attribute that is absolutely necessary for a board chair?"

Have You Thought About Volunteering on a Nonprofit Board?

The Tale of the Chicken and the Egg

Why Is “Volunteer” a Dirty Word?

Compensation Questions

Scout Law

A Network of BoardSource Trainers

Board Whispers

Musing on the Matrix

What's In a Name?

Out of Fashion?

The Rest of the Story

The Last Cup of Tea

The Secret Handshake

Reason to Know

The Carrot or the Stick?

Passion vs. Competency

Papers, please?

Does Size Matter?

Reversal of Fortune

Are you talking about Susan G. Komen?

No News Is Bad News


Leadership Lessons

Basking in the Afterglow

Lessons from Mother Nature

A Win-Win for the Sector

Relationship Issues

Taking the Lead

The Gift with a Catch

Of Kushner, Kerfuffle, and Culture

Three Cups of Oversight

Fiesta to Fiasco

The Black Swan of NPR

Boardroom Confidential

Next In Line

Governance at the Speed of Light

Musings Upon Re-Entry

‘Tis the Season

If It Were Simple Everyone Could Do It

Navigation Lessons from the Next Generation

Innovative Organizational Structures in Development

Social Enterprise: Optimism and New Ideas

The Origins of Governance

Trust in the Familiar?

Are There Too Many Nonprofit Organizations?

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