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10 Ways Nonprofit Boards Can Keep Regulators at Bay

With only a few lawyers dedicated to charity oversight in each state, it is difficult for state regulators to police the hundreds of thousands of registered nonprofits in the United States. That’s why charity enforcers […]

Making Boards Accountable for Themselves

As we read the current news about higher education and of failures of leadership by both administrators and boards, we can’t help but ask ourselves, “What the hell is going on?” Consider Antioch College, Cooper […]

Dreaming Big, Daring to Make a Difference

Anyone who has ever met Sonya Campion will say she dreams big. Nearly 10 years after she and her husband Tom created The Campion Foundation in Seattle, a 501(c)(3) organization, they wanted to accomplish more […]

Dealing with difficult boards: Tips for executive directors

To paraphrase Tolstoy’s famous quote about families: all happy boards are alike; each unhappy board is unhappy in its own way. Boards of directors, by law, hold nonprofits accountable to the broader community through what […]

Lack Of Governance Prime Target Of Regulators

The number one board governance issue that gets nonprofits in trouble is directors and senior leadership failing to be sufficiently active and informed. That was the takeaway from a panel discussion during the recent public […]

A Special Relationship: Nurturing the CEO-Board Chair Bond

Here are tips to assure the best possible partnership between the board chair and CEO. Keeping boards focused on strategic issues is a major challenge for nonprofit leaders.  This leadership crisis is intensified by the […]

Video: How to Get Board Members Involved in Advocacy

BoardSource chief executive Anne Wallestad says advocacy is an “underutilized tool” at nonprofits but that charity leaders can help trustees do their part. Read the full post. Chronicle of Philanthropy

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