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Leading with Intent: Your Participation Matters!

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

 

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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...

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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 “...

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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.

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Topics: Board Chair

A Nonprofit CEO’s Nightmare: The Micro-Managing Board

Posted by Robert B. Acton on Mar 28, 2019 12:02:00 PM

There are two primary (and polar opposite) ways that nonprofit boards drive their chief executives nuts: disengagement and micro-management.

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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. 

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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...

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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...

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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. 

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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...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity


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