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Let’s Stop (Just) Talking about Nonprofit Board Diversity

[From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com] "This week, BoardSource released Leading with Intent, our biennial study of nonprofit board composition, culture, and performance. The study reveals much about what’s happening within nonprofit boards today. And while there are...

6 Lies Many Small-Shop Nonprofits Believe

[From: https://bloomerang.co] "Below are 6 “lies” that I’ve seen in action at different small-shop nonprofits in one form or another. Can you identify with any of these?" Read the full article...

How to Write a Good Board Report

[From: http://www.joangarry.com] "You know what nobody actually reads? Expense reports. Or so I thought when I worked at Showtime.  So I expensed the line above. And got reimbursed. No problem. Hypothesis proven.  (Note: the lunch was legitimate. Only the description...

Why Are We Having Conversations Without Them?

[From: https://nonprofitquarterly.org] "Diversity, equity, and inclusion are three words perpetually bound together in our modern lexicon to convey the ideal components of a fair and just society. In theory, they provide a worthwhile blueprint for removing bias and...

Nonprofits Must Think Money First! End the Culture of Scarcity

[From: http://blog.boardsource.org] "For many years, I led a nonprofit consulting team focused on improving the financial health of nonprofits, and we often had more work than we had staff to meet. After one particularly brutal stretch of multiple 60-hour work weeks,...

If I’m Dead Why Are You Writing To Me?

[From: http://www.theagitator.net] "When was the last time you cleaned your mailing list?  Maybe now — during the end of summer lull — is a good time. Once September arrives, we all know what the fundraising tsunami rushing toward year-end will be like. Too late to...