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Building the Boards We Need

Posted by Rick Moyers on Jun 2, 2021 12:57:00 PM

For almost 30 years, I’ve been part of a sector-wide conversation about the lack of diversity on nonprofit boards and the need to do better. In retrospect, I realize that our initial arguments were grounded primarily in a belief in the importance of representation. We also frequently cited...

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Topics: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

The March Continues

Posted by Jim Taylor on May 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM

I believe I’ll remember the images of last summer’s racial justice marches for the rest of my life – largely for a reason that I didn’t expect. It wasn’t just the number of protests around the country that inspired me, or even the size of the crowds (impressive as they were). It was the rich,...

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Topics: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

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...

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Topics: Purpose-Driven Board Leadership

Getting to the “Heart” of Racial Equity

Posted by Jim Taylor on Mar 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM

There’s a lovely expression that many of us in the Black community use when we want to repair strained relationships with each other; it’s an expression that always moves me when I hear it. Whether the cause of the disagreement is related to something we’ve done (or not done), or something we’ve...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

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...

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

For Nonprofits, Uncertainty Equals Opportunity

Posted by Matt Brown on Dec 8, 2020 12:15:00 PM

At the risk of beginning this post with a completely unoriginal and obvious point, the country is currently experiencing a level of cultural, political, and economic turmoil not seen in many decades. In fact, I would argue that today’s combination of a worldwide pandemic, political unrest, and...

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Topics: strategic planning, Fundraising

Facing the Challenge of Racial Inequity — or Avoiding It

Posted by Jim Taylor on Oct 30, 2020 10:30:00 AM

There’s an old saying that every great victory is the result of many smaller victories that went unnoticed. As we undertake our individual and organizational racial equity journeys, I would suggest we slightly modify this adage. I think it's essential that we do notice the small victories –...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Governing in and through a Pandemic

Posted by Cathy A. Trower and Peter D. Eckel on Oct 27, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Adapted from article which appeared in AGB, Trusteeship, (28) 5, Sept-Oct 2020

Boards find themselves facing a host of challenges as they work to fulfill their fiduciary roles in the pandemic. But the challenges of the pandemic may provide opportunities to evolve governance in ways beneficial...

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Topics: Roles and Responsibilities, COVID-19, Virtual Meetings

Recruiting for Board Diversity — Without Disrespecting People of Color

Posted by Jim Taylor on Aug 31, 2020 2:22:19 PM

As a Black man who has worked with or for nonprofits for most of my career, I’ve become very familiar with how nonprofit boards recruit for board diversity; by my count, I have been actively recruited by the boards of 13 organizations. 

I can divide 11 of these 13 board recruitment experiences...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Nonprofits Must Advocate

Posted by Janet Levinger and Judy Reckelhoff on Aug 11, 2020 11:19:02 AM

This blog is republished from Leading Well, where last week Janet Levinger interviewed BoardSource Chief of Staff Judy Reckelhoff about advocacy and nonprofit boards. 

Advocacy Is Essential to Fulfill Your Mission and Serve Your Communities

Today’s post is the third in a series about board...

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Topics: Advocacy, Stand for Your Mission


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