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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...


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...


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...


Topics: COVID-19

Partnership in a Time of Pandemic: The CEO and the Board

Posted by Ann Cohen on Apr 17, 2020 11:29:59 AM


In a time of crisis, and certainly we are in such a time, it’s not on the chief executive to do it all. Today, it is imperative that we look to the partnership between the chief executive and the board. It is the community they form that must step up.


Topics: board-chief executive partnership, COVID-19

Why We Need Exceptional Board Governance More Than Ever

Posted by Joy Folkedal on Apr 13, 2020 2:35:08 PM

Topics: Board Best Practices, board engagement, COVID-19

Engaging Your Board as You Navigate COVID-19

Posted by Gigi Woodruff on Apr 7, 2020 2:40:31 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the lives of all executive directors far more difficult. It is not uncommon for EDs to feel lonely and isolated in their position, and for many, the current atmosphere has made those feelings even worse. But this is why having a good relationship with your board is...


Topics: board engagement, COVID-19

How to Build a Culture of Inquiry During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Joy Folkedal on Mar 30, 2020 1:54:04 PM

As organizations continue to adjust to the new environment that the COVID-19 crisis has created, many board leaders are asking what they should be doing. But as is the case during good times, the board’s role is to take the lead on overseeing the organization — and that means listening to and...


Topics: Culture, COVID-19

Leading an Organization Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Phil Buchanan on Mar 26, 2020 1:24:04 PM

Editor’s note: Running an organization is a huge responsibility on its own, but doing so in today’s environment is truly a different beast. We are in uncharted waters. This post, originally published as a series of tweets by Phil Buchanan — president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy...


Topics: COVID-19

Quick & Dirty: Going Virtual Fast & Well

Posted by Cathy A. Trower on Mar 25, 2020 4:20:39 PM

It’s been said to never waste a crisis, and that moment is upon us.  As organizations think through how to do what they do in this pandemic moment, so must boards quickly move from face-to-face to virtual meetings — and many are floundering.  Here’s my quick advice for CEOs and board chairs to...


Topics: COVID-19, Virtual Meetings

Responding to COVID-19: Building the "New Normal"

Posted by Pratichi Shah on Mar 24, 2020 2:26:17 PM

I know that over the past few weeks, you have been inundated with COVID-19 and pandemic information.  While I am reluctant to add to the volume, I’ve received a number of inquiries along the lines of: “We took the immediate actions; how do we survive and thrive going forward?”  So with that...


Topics: COVID-19

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