Reimagining Boards for High Impact - An Introduction and Invitation

Posted by Jane Wei-Skillern, PhD and Marty Kooistra on Nov 9, 2022 2:45:00 PM

At any given moment, nonprofit boards are faced with juggling multiple opposing forces. Boards are excited to charge ahead with the organization's work but at the same time required to continually adapt to change, moved by urgency but hesitant about severely limited capacity, ambitious yet stymied...


Topics: Purpose-Driven Board Leadership

Moving from Voice to Power

Posted by Melinda Tuan on Oct 12, 2021 11:34:46 AM

“The recognition that organizational power and voice must be authorized by those impacted by the organization’s work.”

These words come from BoardSource’s new way of framing the role of nonprofit governing boards. And they resonate profoundly with me and my colleagues at Fund for Shared Insight, a...


Topics: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, Purpose-Driven Board Leadership

Purpose-Driven Leadership - Lessons from GEO's Racial Equity Journey

Posted by Marcus Walton on Sep 27, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Leadership within the social sector today is as challenging as ever. As a generation of long-tenured executives steadily matriculate out of institutional leadership roles, staff, boards and representatives from all facets of social sector organizations – as well as the communities we care most...


Topics: Purpose-Driven Board Leadership

Billy Shore Responds to Purpose-Driven Board Leadership Framework

Posted by Billy Shore on Apr 30, 2021 10:01:09 AM

Billy Shore of Share Our Strength, the parent organization for the No Kid Hungry campaign, responds to BoardSource’s CEO, Anne Wallestad's new way of framing the nonprofit board’s role, and a call for what we’ve termed “Purpose-Driven Board Leadership.”

The Four Principles of Purpose-Driven...


Topics: Purpose-Driven Board Leadership

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