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Coaching Board Members for Advocacy Pays Big Dividends

A study released last year showed that only one-third of nonprofit board members engage in basic advocacy: working with the charity’s leaders to educate policy makers about the organization’s mission and services. That’s a big […]

Turn Your Nonprofit’s Trustees Into Master Advocates

Last week at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute Symposium hosted by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, participants talked about the urgent need in today’s political climate for nonprofit leaders to educate lawmakers about their work. […]

8 Mistakes That Even Good Boards Make

The role of a board of directors is not an easy one. Strong governance and board leadership re­quire dedication and intentionality from each and every board member, as well as from the executive. It’s a […]

Are You Ready to Advocate?

On March 7, Independent Sector hosted a digital learning event about positioning your organization for advocacy success. Allison Grayson, director of policy development and analysis, moderated a discussion between Anne Wallestad, president and CEO of […]

Balancing the Mission Checkbook

Over the past year, MAP for Nonprofits has served as a content contributor and a development partner with BoardSource to launch The Power of Possibility: Exploring Greater Impact through Strategic Partnerships campaign. This campaign is […]

How Funders Can Help Overcome the Overhead Myth

Among the many myths that pervade the nonprofit sector, the Overhead Myth is perhaps the most destructive. It is the erroneous idea that nonprofits must keep their fundraising and administrative costs cripplingly low, which leads […]

10 Great Social Innovation Reads: January 2017

In January it seemed as though we moved into social change hyper drive. With the inauguration of a new president, a litany of controversial executive orders, numerous efforts to block or minimize them, and advice for […]

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