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The Four Questions to Ask When Serving on a Nonprofit Board

Nonprofit board members are often reluctant to contribute actively to discussions for fear that they will appear uninformed or cause an embarrassing ruckus. To be effective, you must overcome that fear. Then demand answers to those […]

One Thousand Women Demand Greater Accountability from Aid Organizations

Yesterday, on International Women’s Day, 1,111 women collectively published an open letter to “Senior Managers, CEOs and Board Members of Humanitarian and Development Organizations.” They demanded reform of the sector’s behavior toward women and the patriarchal norms […]

Personal Politics vs. Public Responsibilities

In this “Nonprofits are Messy” podcast with Joan Garry, Anne Wallestad, BoardSource president & CEO, discusses a recent board controversy at the American Museum of Natural History and the importance of strong values in board […]

Report: Nonprofit Boards Are Overwhelmingly White

Nonprofits — from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America to local animals shelters and food kitchens — can have a big impact on the communities they serve. But a new study that looks at […]

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