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Our Opportunity

Posted by Katha Kissman & Tony Scucci on May 28, 2020 10:24:37 AM

 And it goes that when one person can focus on self and not focus on what’s wrong with the others, he can serve as a working model for others, then another, then another, and then others will pull up a little bit. And over time, they will pull up a fair amount. 

— Dr. Murray Bowen, in...

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Topics: COVID-19

This is Not a Drill

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on May 15, 2020 1:00:00 PM

At BoardSource, we have sometimes talked about the fact that boards are a team that never gets to practice — that each time the “team” comes together, it’s a “game day” situation. While this is absolutely true, it’s also true that some “games” are higher stakes than others.

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Topics: Culture, COVID-19

Scenario Planning: Rapid Planning in a Time of Rapid Change

Posted by Belinda Lyons-Newman on May 8, 2020 11:26:58 AM

How do you plan for the future when the future is uncertain? The COVID-19 pandemic has made this important and timeless question essential. Although this global crisis is affecting each nonprofit organization differently, all are looking toward a future with profound unknowns. As a nonprofit...

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Topics: Scenario Planning, COVID-19

When to “Return”: Questions Nonprofit Executives Need to Think About

Posted by Lindsay Tallman on May 5, 2020 10:57:16 AM

Right now, state and local governments across the country have started to consider re-opening certain businesses and, what a phased re-entry might look like. As a nonprofit leader, you may be wondering what this process will look like for your organization and how you will know when it is the...

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Topics: Risk Management, COVID-19

It's Time to Talk About...What  Board Commitment to Equity Looks Like in This Moment

Posted by Jim Taylor on May 1, 2020 10:10:11 AM

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on communities of color. But this fact prompts a much more difficult question for nonprofit boards to consider in this moment: “What can boards do in the near-term to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Current Events, COVID-19

Fundraising and Your Board During a Pandemic: Lean into the trends

Posted by Dave Sternberg on Apr 28, 2020 2:53:46 PM

For those of us who help nonprofit boards raise funds for their organization, we know how hard it can be to get board members to fundraise during normal times. And these are certainly not normal times; I have taken to using the phrase the new abnormal as a more accurate description.

However, for...

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Topics: Fundraising, COVID-19

Are You Responding or Reacting?

Posted by Lindsay Tallman on Apr 20, 2020 2:12:18 PM

COVID-19 is an unprecedented event that has brought swift changes and uncertainties to all of our lives. Let’s face it, no one was fully prepared for a crisis quite like this. Sure, we have business continuity plans and crisis communications, but those only guide us in the early moments. What...

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Topics: COVID-19

Partnership in a Time of Pandemic: The CEO and the Board

Posted by Ann Cohen on Apr 17, 2020 11:29:59 AM

 

In a time of crisis, and certainly we are in such a time, it’s not on the chief executive to do it all. Today, it is imperative that we look to the partnership between the chief executive and the board. It is the community they form that must step up.

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Topics: board-chief executive partnership, COVID-19

Why We Need Exceptional Board Governance More Than Ever

Posted by Joy Folkedal on Apr 13, 2020 2:35:08 PM
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Topics: Board Best Practices, board engagement, COVID-19

Engaging Your Board as You Navigate COVID-19

Posted by Gigi Woodruff on Apr 7, 2020 2:40:31 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the lives of all executive directors far more difficult. It is not uncommon for EDs to feel lonely and isolated in their position, and for many, the current atmosphere has made those feelings even worse. But this is why having a good relationship with your board is...

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Topics: board engagement, COVID-19


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