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Musing on the Matrix

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Jun 13, 2012 3:08:26 PM

By Linda Crompton, BoardSource president & CEO

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, New Trends & Resources

The Last Cup of Tea

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Apr 12, 2012 9:46:09 AM

by Linda Crompton, president & CEO

Welcome back to the Central Asia Institute scandal, often referred to as the “three cups of tea” story —broken on “60 Minutes” last year, it created a sensation, and as they say, not in a good way. Well, that party is over; the three teacups have been washed...

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Topics: Board Best Practices

Reason to Know

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Mar 30, 2012 11:39:39 AM

By Linda Crompton, president and CEO

As you may know, last year a Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations was formed (at the request of U.S. Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley) to address some of the most challenging tax and policy issues involving...

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Topics: Board Best Practices

Does Size Matter?

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Feb 13, 2012 10:32:31 AM

By Linda Crompton, CEO

Recently, someone asked me, “What is the Number 1 question you get asked at BoardSource?” That was easy to answer: “What is the ideal number of board members we should have for an effective board?”

I am always a little bit depressed by this question, suggesting as it does...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, New Trends & Resources

Welcome!

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Jan 17, 2012 11:16:27 AM

In 2009, in response to the challenging landscape in which nonprofits found themselves following the financial crisis, BoardSource introduced the concept of "Transformative Governance." I wrote a long article for Board Member, BoardSource’s member periodical, in which I explained that if boards...

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Topics: New Trends & Resources

Leadership Lessons

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Jan 4, 2012 3:08:36 PM

I attended the White House Forum on Nonprofit Leadership last week. It was gratifying to join 200 nonprofit leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of better preparing, training, and sustaining the next wave of nonprofit leaders.

After a welcome and framing remarks by Jonathan...

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Basking in the Afterglow

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Oct 11, 2011 6:07:00 AM

The Future is now History.

The 2011 BoardSource Leadership Forum, “Governing Toward the Future,” is now in the past. I, along with more than 600 of the most interesting and knowledgeable nonprofit leaders from across the country, enjoyed two full days of discussion, debate, deliberation, and...

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Lessons from Mother Nature

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Aug 31, 2011 7:09:00 AM

As I write this, the East Coast is recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irene, a storm that didn’t quite live up to her advance billing, but that wreaked billions of dollars in damages and claimed at least 49 lives. The biggest earthquake in 50 years just shuddered through the region,...

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A Win-Win for the Sector

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Aug 2, 2011 7:59:00 AM

Every year since 1998, The Nonprofit Timeshas put out a list of the “Power and Influence Top 50”—movers and shakers in the nonprofit world who are changing the way the world views our sector.

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Relationship Issues

Posted by BdS ITAdmin on Jul 20, 2011 4:48:00 AM

I read an interesting article the other day on Bridgespan’s Web site. It was an interview about nonprofit board service with Phyllis Yale, a Harvard-trained consultant at Bain and Co., the “incubator” of Bridgespan. Phyllis serves on the board of Bridgespan Group, a national nonprofit, as well...

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