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Fundraising Compliance: What Every Board Member Should Know

Posted by Sharon Cody on Feb 5, 2020 1:27:32 PM

This post was written by one of the many nonprofit leaders who will be presenting at the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum May 7-8 in St. Louis. We hope to see you there!

Whether you’re a new board member or a seasoned officer, part of your board’s collective duty is to ensure your nonprofit’s...

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Topics: Roles and Responsibilities, oversight, Fundraising

On the Ground with Its Grantees

Posted by Zeeba Khalili on Jan 30, 2020 3:08:55 PM

Riding in a long, yellow school bus, Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF) board members began their Sunday morning with a tour of Little Haiti, 3.5 square miles comprising the oldest neighborhood of people of Haitian descent in Florida — and one of the largest communities of Haitians in the U.S.

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Topics: Meetings, Foundations

It's Time to Talk About...How Nonprofits Should Handle Relationships with "Tainted" Donors

Posted by Jim Taylor on Jan 17, 2020 11:53:17 AM

To shine a spotlight on emerging issues and help boards facing the challenge of responding to them, BoardSource is developing a series of resources titled “It’s Time to Talk About…”   They include reflection questions and background articles for your board’s consideration.

The question of...

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Topics: Fundraising, Current Events

Behind the Scenes of Successful Advocacy: A Q&A with the 2019 Stand for Your Mission Award Winner

Posted by Nick Cafferky on Dec 10, 2019 12:47:15 PM

BoardSource is thrilled to announce the winner of our 2019 Stand for Your Mission Award: Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee. It will receive $5,000 to support its advocacy work. Below is a short Q&A with the organization’s board chair, Joyce Prusak, on some of the thinking that went into...

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Topics: The Board’s Role in Advocacy, Advocacy, Stand for Your Mission

Advocacy in Action: The 2019 Stand for Your Mission Award Finalists

Posted by Nick Cafferky on Nov 19, 2019 2:48:16 PM

Earlier this year, BoardSource announced that it was accepting submissions for the 2019 Stand for Your Mission Award — a chance for nonprofit boards all over the country to show how they have used advocacy to advance their missions and help their communities. The winner of the award will receive...

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Topics: Advocacy, Stand for Your Mission

It’s Time to Talk About… The Implications of the College Admissions Scandal

Posted by Jim Taylor on Nov 6, 2019 2:47:57 PM

We live in a time in which major issues within the social sector or society at large — complex and nuanced issues — often emerge with little warning and gain momentum quickly, impacting nonprofits in unforeseen ways. When this happens, those at the helm of the organization — its board leaders —...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

Board Diversity Includes Disabilities

Posted by Guy Caruso and Kathy Miller on Oct 25, 2019 1:53:50 PM

Disability is “natural,” has been part of the human experience since the beginning of time, and continues to be a natural part of the human condition, as referred to in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (PL 106-402).

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

BLF and the JOC Scholarship Changed My Life

Posted by Jason Torreano and Beth Gibbons on Oct 18, 2019 1:03:49 PM
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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum

The 4 Types of Power Players: How They Disrupt Boards and What To Do About Them

Posted by Donald Summers on Sep 20, 2019 2:05:32 PM

As any experienced organizational manager or leader will quickly affirm, getting any group of people to work together smoothly, even on a relatively simple task, can be hard. This is even more true in a boardroom, where tasks are rarely simple, and, ideally, members are coming from diverse...

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Topics: Culture

Make Board Diversity Work

Posted by Hardy Smith on Aug 27, 2019 2:19:35 PM

Adopting a goal to achieve board diversity is one thing. Taking action to achieve that goal is quite another.

Despite ongoing encouragement for nonprofit boards to embrace diversity, BoardSource’s Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices survey shows that movement...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity


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