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Nonprofits Must Advocate

Posted by Janet Levinger and Judy Reckelhoff on Aug 11, 2020 11:19:02 AM

This blog is republished from Leading Well, where last week Janet Levinger interviewed BoardSource Chief of Staff Judy Reckelhoff about advocacy and nonprofit boards. 

Advocacy Is Essential to Fulfill Your Mission and Serve Your Communities

Today’s post is the third in a series about board...

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Topics: Advocacy, Stand for Your Mission

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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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. 

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Mixing Music and Advocacy to Scale Impact

Posted by Dalouge Smith on Jun 20, 2018 1:02:37 PM

When I first started as president and CEO of San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS), I found the board members were divided between two strongly held points of view. One group believed in the primacy of musical excellence and the other focused on broadening access to music education....

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Three Steps to Working With Your Board to Advance Advocacy

Posted by Laurel O'Sullivan on May 17, 2018 12:35:59 PM

 

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Topics: The Board’s Role in Advocacy, Advocacy

Stand for Your Mission Awards: Announcing the Finalists

Posted by BoardSource on Mar 8, 2018 1:30:00 PM

BoardSource created the Stand for Your Mission Awards to recognize nonprofit boards that have established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership, and, by doing so, are helping their organizations realize their missions.

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

Sink or Swim: The Changing Landscape for Community-Based Nonprofits

Posted by John Bitter on Oct 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM

This post is one in a series written by nonprofit leaders who are presenting sessions at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place next week, October 18-20, in Seattle. We hope you will be joining us there.

What is the role of a community-based nonprofit in the fabric of a community?...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Advocacy, Fundraising, strategic partnerships

Nonprofit Board Trends and Practices Revealed in Leading with Intent 2017

Posted by Vernetta Walker Chief Governance Officer, BoardSource on Sep 6, 2017 11:45:31 AM

Today marks the ninth release of BoardSource’s biennial study, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices. Formerly known as the Nonprofit Governance Index, Leading with Intent takes an in-depth look at the current practices and trends of nonprofit boards. The 2017 report...

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Topics: Roles and Responsibilities, Board Best Practices, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, The Board’s Role in Advocacy, Leading with Intent, Advocacy, Assessment

In Times of Change, Board Members Must Be Advocates

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Apr 4, 2017 11:21:03 AM

This article first appeared Jan. 19, 2017 on the Chronicle of Philanthropy website, http://philanthropy.com. It is reprinted here with their permission.

As the country prepares to inaugurate Donald Trump as our 45th president on Friday and leadership at all levels of government takes shape...

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Topics: Advocacy


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