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Preparing for the Journey – and Remembering Their Names

Posted by Jim Taylor on Jun 2, 2020 4:01:07 PM

Amadou Diallo.

Freddie Gray.

Philando Castile.

Alton Sterling.

Walter Scott.

Tamir Rice.

Michael Brown.

Eric Garner.

Botham Jean.

Breonna Taylor.

And most recently: George Floyd.

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Topics: Current Events

Our Opportunity

Posted by Katha Kissman & Tony Scucci on May 28, 2020 10:24:37 AM
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Topics: COVID-19

Reflections on Trust and Its Relationship to Racial Inequity on Nonprofit Boards

Posted by Jim Taylor on May 21, 2020 2:16:23 PM

One of Stephen M.R. Covey’s fundamental beliefs about leadership is that progress happens “at the speed of trust” —  that organizational work gets done with and through people, and that trust is the basis for every transaction and relationship. 

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

This is Not a Drill

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on May 15, 2020 1:00:00 PM

At BoardSource, we have sometimes talked about the fact that boards are a team that never gets to practice — that each time the “team” comes together, it’s a “game day” situation. While this is absolutely true, it’s also true that some “games” are higher stakes than others.

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Topics: Culture, COVID-19

Scenario Planning: Rapid Planning in a Time of Rapid Change

Posted by Belinda Lyons-Newman on May 8, 2020 11:26:58 AM

How do you plan for the future when the future is uncertain? The COVID-19 pandemic has made this important and timeless question essential. Although this global crisis is affecting each nonprofit organization differently, all are looking toward a future with profound unknowns. As a nonprofit...

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Topics: Scenario Planning, COVID-19

When to “Return”: Questions Nonprofit Executives Need to Think About

Posted by Lindsay Tallman on May 5, 2020 10:57:16 AM

Right now, state and local governments across the country have started to consider re-opening certain businesses and, what a phased re-entry might look like. As a nonprofit leader, you may be wondering what this process will look like for your organization and how you will know when it is the...

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Topics: Risk Management, COVID-19

It's Time to Talk About...What  Board Commitment to Equity Looks Like in This Moment

Posted by Jim Taylor on May 1, 2020 10:10:11 AM

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on communities of color. But this fact prompts a much more difficult question for nonprofit boards to consider in this moment: “What can boards do in the near-term to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Current Events, COVID-19

Fundraising and Your Board During a Pandemic: Lean into the trends

Posted by Dave Sternberg on Apr 28, 2020 2:53:46 PM

For those of us who help nonprofit boards raise funds for their organization, we know how hard it can be to get board members to fundraise during normal times. And these are certainly not normal times; I have taken to using the phrase the new abnormal as a more accurate description.

However, for...

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Topics: Fundraising, COVID-19

Tapping into the Strength of Your Board: A Prescription for Difficult Times

Posted by Jean Tickell on Apr 22, 2020 12:04:51 PM

[Editor's note: This is sponsored content by Schultz & Williams]

 

No matter the type of organization you help lead, you are no doubt finding that in the weeks since the pandemic has changed all our lives, anxiety is high and every day is filled with operational challenges as we try to fulfill...

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Topics: board-chief executive partnership

Are You Responding or Reacting?

Posted by Lindsay Tallman on Apr 20, 2020 2:12:18 PM

COVID-19 is an unprecedented event that has brought swift changes and uncertainties to all of our lives. Let’s face it, no one was fully prepared for a crisis quite like this. Sure, we have business continuity plans and crisis communications, but those only guide us in the early moments. What...

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Topics: COVID-19


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