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Grantmakers + Governance = Organizational Success!

Posted by BoardSource on Aug 20, 2014 2:05:20 PM

The Annenberg Foundation funds what it considers to be a nonprofit’s most important asset — its leaders, both staff and board. Why? Because it sees a direct correlation between a nonprofit’s results and the strength of its leadership. Eight years ago, to further its mission, the Annenberg...

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service

Don't Wait to Be Asked

Posted by BoardSource on Jan 17, 2014 10:48:01 AM

By Anne Wallestad, president & CEO

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Is Nonprofit Board Service Worth It? Reflections from a One-Time Skeptic

Posted by BoardSource on Dec 2, 2013 1:18:52 PM

By Phillip Henderson, vice chair, BoardSource Board of Directors; president, Surdna Foundation

When I took the job as president of the Surdna Foundation in 2007, I was not surprised to be showered with flattery and pursued by people who hoped I might just write a check to support their work....

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Board Best Practices, New Trends & Resources

Want to Avoid a Bad Board Experience? Consider Saying No

Posted by BoardSource on Aug 20, 2013 2:12:53 PM

By Rick Moyers, vice president of programs and communications, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation; board member, BoardSource

Every day, hundreds–maybe even thousands–of people agree to join nonprofit boards.

Some of these new board members are recruited through careful nominating processes by...

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, New Trends & Resources

What Online Dating Can Teach You About Boards

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Jun 4, 2013 4:38:24 PM
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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, New Trends & Resources

Hiring Board Leaders

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on May 2, 2013 1:40:46 PM

By Anne Wallestad, interim chief executive

Last month, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of young professionals convened by the DC chapter of YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network). The topic of our luncheon was board service, and I was struck by the group’s level of interest,...

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, New Trends & Resources

School Boards: Working from Within to Champion Change

Posted by lindsaydworman on Apr 29, 2013 11:48:25 AM

By Lindsay Dworman, BoardSource strategic development and partnerships associate manager

Since the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony decreed in 1647 that every town of 50 families should have an elementary school and that every town of 100 families should have a Latin school, the...

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Board Best Practices, New Trends & Resources

People Counting

Posted by BoardSource on Feb 11, 2013 3:17:59 PM

By Vicki J. Rosenberg Former Director and Consultant, Transforming Michigan Philanthropy Through Diversity & Inclusion Vicki Rosenberg & Associates

Pick any channel, any medium, any time of the day or night, and you’re bound to encounter joyous depictions or serious hand wringing about the...

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Board Best Practices, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, New Trends & Resources

MLK Day – A Perfect Time for Reflection

Posted by Vernetta Walker on Jan 21, 2013 4:00:24 AM

By Vernetta Walker, vice president of consulting, training, and assessments

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Board Best Practices, Board Diversity & Inclusivity, New Trends & Resources

Have You Thought About Volunteering on a Nonprofit Board?

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Nov 29, 2012 9:20:33 AM

By Anne Wallestad, president & CEO

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Topics: Perspectives on Board Service, Board Diversity & Inclusivity


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