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

Posted by Don Tebbe on Mar 21, 2019 1:37:21 PM

BoardSource is excited to announce that we just published the second edition of Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO. The author, Don Tebbe, shares some of his expertise on this topic with us here. 


Topics: CEO transitions

Do-Able Fundraising for Real-World Boards

Posted by Stephanie Cory, CFRE, CAP on Mar 13, 2019 1:48:23 PM

While it’s widely accepted that ensuring necessary resources for an organization is a key responsibility for nonprofit boards of directors, it is often something people struggle with in the real world — especially when it comes to fundraising. But fundraising doesn’t have to be as intimidating...


Is Your Board Ready to Advance Equity?

Posted by Rick Moyers on Mar 4, 2019 1:05:21 PM

Rick Moyers, current member and former board chair of the BoardSource Board of Directors, recently identified four signs that indicate a nonprofit board is ready for deeper equity work — and what to do if your board isn’t — on the National Committee of Responsive Philanthropy blog. We summarize...


Topics: equity

Moving the Needle with Corporate Support

Posted by Nick Cafferky on Feb 25, 2019 3:08:27 PM

While for-profit organizations are formed to financially benefit private owners or their individual shareholders’ investments in the corporation, many are increasingly dedicating resources to helping their community in some way. 


Transparency: A Tool for Increasing Board Diversity

Posted by Andy Davis on Feb 6, 2019 11:46:00 AM

If this isn’t your first visit to the BoardSource blog over the past few years, you probably already know that we have committed ourselves deeply to helping the nonprofit sector increase its diversity, inclusion, and equity. If you are unfamiliar with our recent work, then you should know that...


Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

The Board–Chief Executive Partnership: Valuing Our Respective Lanes

Posted by Ann Cohen on Jan 24, 2019 12:24:47 PM

In The Source, a text designed to inspire nonprofit boards to operate at the highest and best use of their collective capacity, the first principle is having a constructive partnership between the board and the chief executive:


Topics: board-chief executive partnership

BoardSource Proclamation: National Day of Racial Healing

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Jan 22, 2019 12:24:47 PM



Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

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

Posted by Dawn Rains on Jan 17, 2019 1:07:52 PM

Treehouse was the winner of the 2018 Stand for Your Mission Award for successfully advancing its mission through establishing advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership. In this post, we learn how the organization continues to achieve its goals through advocacy. 


Topics: Advocacy, Stand for Your Mission

A Year in Review: The Best Blogs of 2018

Posted by Nick Cafferky on Jan 7, 2019 1:55:04 PM

Happy new year! Everyone here at BoardSource is excited for another year of supporting and helping organizations like yours to advance your mission, but before we move into 2019, let’s take a look back at some of the great blogs we posted in 2018. Maybe you missed them when they first published,...


Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Recruitment, strategic planning, Foundations, Nonprofit language

Flawed Fundraising Report Can Hurt Nonprofits

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Dec 5, 2018 3:03:02 PM


Earlier today, Anne Wallestad shared her thoughts on four assumptions made in a recent fundraising report entitled “Pennies for Charity” in an opinion piece published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. We summarize her viewpoint here but encourage you to read “Deeply Flawed ‘Pennies for...


Topics: Transparency, Fundraising

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