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.


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

Governing a Collaborative Organization

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on May 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Topics: collaboration

Creating a Culture of Collaboration, Nonprofits Can Learn from Pixar

Posted by Hardy Smith on Feb 16, 2017 12:14:01 PM

To infinity and beyond! Isn’t that a great and energizing phrase? Buzz Lightyear would certainly agree, as it’s his mission: To go further, be stronger, and ultimately be successful. Those of us who know the movie Toy Story can relate to his motivations. But we also recognize the many struggles he...


Topics: collaboration

A Good Question Can be a Game Changer

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Feb 9, 2017 2:48:12 PM

One of my favorite questions to ask boards is “If your organization were founded today, what would it look like?” I love it because it leads to the board asking some other very important questions — questions that get to the heart of the organization’s existence:

  • What’s our organization’s core...

Topics: joint programming, collaboration, strategic partnerships, merger

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