The Healing Potential of the Nonprofit Sector

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Jan 19, 2021 9:43:42 AM

Today is the National Day of Racial Healing, which takes place each year the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, it also happens to fall on the day before we will inaugurate a new president – a momentous occasion in any context, but one that takes on particular significance as it...


Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Advocacy, Current Events, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Preparing for the Journey – and Remembering Their Names

Posted by Jim Taylor on Jun 2, 2020 4:01:07 PM

Amadou Diallo.

Freddie Gray.

Philando Castile.

Alton Sterling.

Walter Scott.

Tamir Rice.

Michael Brown.

Eric Garner.

Botham Jean.

Breonna Taylor.

And most recently: George Floyd.


Topics: Current Events

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...


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

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 whether to...


Topics: Fundraising, Current Events

The For-Profit and Nonprofit Sectors are Converging: What Are the Implications for You?

Posted by Donald Summers on Mar 14, 2018 1:30:00 PM

sec·tor ˈsektər/ noun 1. an area or portion that is distinct from others Writing in 1924, the brilliant British author Virginia Woolf made her now famous observation about rapid changes in human society during the early 20th century:

On or about December 1910, human character changed. I am not...


Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Mission Impact, New Trends & Resources, Current Events

It's Time for Nonprofit Boards to Have a Conversation About Sexual Misconduct

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Feb 22, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Anne Wallestad shared her thoughts on the board’s role in protecting an organization’s people from sexual misconduct in today’s issue of the Nonprofit Quarterly. We summarize her thoughts here but encourage you to read It’s Time for Nonprofit Boards to Have a Conversation About Sexual Misconduct in...


Topics: Culture, Current Events

Running with the Bulls: Key 2018 Investment Issues for Nonprofit Board Leaders

Posted by Martin Jaugietis on Jan 24, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Every July, adrenaline junkies from around the world converge in Pamplona, Spain for the Fiesta de San Fermin—the highlight of which is the running of the bulls. These controversial and, at times, dangerous races pit the bravery, dexterity, and wits of the runners against the momentum of the crowd...


Topics: investments, Current Events

Why Repealing the Johnson Amendment is a Bad Idea

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Feb 7, 2017 9:05:00 AM

President Trump has vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a move that — if successful — would strike down the rules that prevent nonprofit organizations from electioneering.

In 2013, I had the opportunity to serve as a member of the Panel of Nonprofit Sector Representatives for the Commission on...


Topics: Current Events

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