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Should Your CEO Serve as a Board Member?

Posted by Jenifer Holland on Jul 19, 2019 12:35:00 PM

Topics: Board Best Practices, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit

Setting and Executing Nonprofit Fundraising Goals: A Guide

Posted by Bob Happy on Jun 21, 2019 12:47:05 PM

As your organization works to plan your next fundraising campaign, one of the first and most important steps you’ll take is to set your goals. Your organization will want to set realistic goals that are based on — but not limited by — your past efforts.


Topics: Fundraising

Navigating the Complex Nonprofit Revenue Landscape

Posted by Donald Summers on Jun 5, 2019 4:09:53 PM

In my previous posts on this blog, I have laid out the critical success factors for board members wishing to lead nonprofits that go big and truly deliver substantial social impact. It takes a high-performing team; a culture of courage, risk tolerance, and grit; and a world-class business plan...


Topics: Fundraising

Lessons to Be Learned from Well-Meaning but Flawed Governance

Posted by Anonymous on May 22, 2019 2:11:42 PM

This post was written by a respected nonprofit governance expert who wishes to remain anonymous.


Topics: Culture, Duty of Care

An Important Window into the Foundation Boardroom

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on May 16, 2019 12:09:03 PM

What are some of the challenges that can emerge when trying to build a strong board–staff partnership? And what is the state of this important partnership at foundations? These are some of the questions Anne Wallestad addresses in a post appearing on The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)...


Topics: Leading with Intent, Foundations, board-chief executive partnership

Nonprofits: Due for Due Diligence

Posted by Patricia Q. Connolly on May 8, 2019 12:36:29 PM

If you were approached to invest in a business, a major part of your decision making process would include doing your due diligence. In addition to conducting a preliminary financial review, you would look at the market, competition, and the company’s governance structure. You would also examine...


Topics: similarities in for-profits and nonprofits

Leading with Intent: Your Participation Matters!

Posted by Jenifer Gager Holland and Jim Taylor on Apr 24, 2019 1:27:07 PM



Topics: Leading with Intent

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

Posted by Makiyah Moody on Apr 10, 2019 1:25:39 PM

In the 1970 pamphlet entitled Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female, Frances Beale said that “In attempting to analyze the situation of the black woman in America, one crashes abruptly into a solid wall of grave misconceptions, outright distortions of fact, and defensive attitudes on the part...


Addressing Donor Misconduct: Advice to Boards and Leaders

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Apr 8, 2019 12:01:39 PM

Last week, Anne Wallestad co-wrote a piece with Mike Geiger — president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals — for Nonprofit Quarterly discussing donor misconduct within the nonprofit sector and how to address it. We summarize her viewpoint here but encourage you to read “...


Lessons Learned as Board Chair

Posted by Rick Moyers on Apr 4, 2019 2:44:44 PM

Last week, Rick Moyers shared some of the lessons he learned while serving as the chair of the BoardSource Board of Directors from 2016-2018 on his personal blog. Below is a summary of his post, but we encourage you to read the full post here.


Topics: Board Chair

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