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BLF and the JOC Scholarship Changed My Life

Posted by Jason Torreano and Beth Gibbons on Oct 18, 2019 1:03:49 PM
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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum

The 4 Types of Power Players: How They Disrupt Boards and What To Do About Them

Posted by Donald Summers on Sep 20, 2019 2:05:32 PM

As any experienced organizational manager or leader will quickly affirm, getting any group of people to work together smoothly, even on a relatively simple task, can be hard. This is even more true in a boardroom, where tasks are rarely simple, and, ideally, members are coming from diverse...

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Topics: Culture

Make Board Diversity Work

Posted by Hardy Smith on Aug 27, 2019 2:19:35 PM

Adopting a goal to achieve board diversity is one thing. Taking action to achieve that goal is quite another.

Despite ongoing encouragement for nonprofit boards to embrace diversity, BoardSource’s Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices survey shows that movement...

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Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity

The Board’s Role in Donor Relations: Four Ways to Improve

Posted by Sarah Tedesco on Aug 19, 2019 11:49:16 AM

Helping create and sustain healthy donor relationships is one of the most important things your board team can do to support your organization. If you have strong donor relationships, you can better plan your fundraising goals and efforts and count on your donors’ continued contribution to your...

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Topics: Fundraising

Owning My Whiteness

Posted by Kevin Walker on Jul 24, 2019 12:15:25 PM

"Share a reflection on a time that your identity — who you are — changed or informed a conversation in a way that was visible to you.”

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Should Your CEO Serve as a Board Member?

Posted by Jenifer Holland on Jul 19, 2019 12:36:35 PM

Editors note: This post is an update to a previous blog post Jenifer wrote in 2016. You can read the original here.

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Setting and Executing Nonprofit Fundraising Goals: A Guide

Posted by Bob Happy on Jun 21, 2019 12:47:05 PM

As your organization works to plan your next fundraising campaign, one of the first and most important steps you’ll take is to set your goals. Your organization will want to set realistic goals that are based on — but not limited by — your past efforts.

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Topics: Fundraising

Navigating the Complex Nonprofit Revenue Landscape

Posted by Donald Summers on Jun 5, 2019 4:09:53 PM

In my previous posts on this blog, I have laid out the critical success factors for board members wishing to lead nonprofits that go big and truly deliver substantial social impact. It takes a high-performing team; a culture of courage, risk tolerance, and grit; and a world-class business plan...

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Topics: Fundraising

Lessons to Be Learned from Well-Meaning but Flawed Governance

Posted by Anonymous on May 22, 2019 2:11:42 PM

This post was written by a respected nonprofit governance expert who wishes to remain anonymous.

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Topics: Culture, Duty of Care

An Important Window into the Foundation Boardroom

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on May 16, 2019 12:09:03 PM

What are some of the challenges that can emerge when trying to build a strong board–staff partnership? And what is the state of this important partnership at foundations? These are some of the questions Anne Wallestad addresses in a post appearing on The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)...

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Topics: Leading with Intent, Foundations, board-chief executive partnership


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