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 so...


Topics: board engagement, COVID-19

How to Build a Culture of Inquiry During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Joy Folkedal on Mar 30, 2020 1:54:04 PM

As organizations continue to adjust to the new environment that the COVID-19 crisis has created, many board leaders are asking what they should be doing. But as is the case during good times, the board’s role is to take the lead on overseeing the organization — and that means listening to and...


Topics: Culture, COVID-19

Leading an Organization Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Phil Buchanan on Mar 26, 2020 1:24:04 PM

Editor’s note: Running an organization is a huge responsibility on its own, but doing so in today’s environment is truly a different beast. We are in uncharted waters. This post, originally published as a series of tweets by Phil Buchanan — president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)...


Topics: COVID-19

Quick & Dirty: Going Virtual Fast & Well

Posted by Cathy A. Trower on Mar 25, 2020 4:20:39 PM

It’s been said to never waste a crisis, and that moment is upon us.  As organizations think through how to do what they do in this pandemic moment, so must boards quickly move from face-to-face to virtual meetings — and many are floundering. Here’s my quick advice for CEOs and board chairs to work...


Topics: COVID-19, Virtual Meetings

Responding to COVID-19: Building the "New Normal"

Posted by Pratichi Shah on Mar 24, 2020 2:26:17 PM

I know that over the past few weeks, you have been inundated with COVID-19 and pandemic information. While I am reluctant to add to the volume, I’ve received a number of inquiries along the lines of: “We took the immediate actions; how do we survive and thrive going forward?” So with that thought...


Topics: COVID-19

What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation.

Posted by Joy Folkedal and Lindsay Tallman on Mar 16, 2020 3:00:00 PM

As the world responds to the threats of COVID-19, many nonprofits and their boards are wrestling with difficult questions and decisions. In these uncertain times, as the situation rapidly changes, the board needs to provide steady and adaptive leadership in partnership with and in support of the...


Topics: Risk Management, COVID-19

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