Guest post

Letter to the Editor: In Defense of Board Diversity

To the Editor: The July 11 Chronicle of Philanthropy Opinion piece “GuideStar ‘Hate Group’ Controversy Should Put Spotlight on Charity Watchdogs” took a twist we didn’t see coming. In the midst of cautionary tales for those who seek to […]

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 […]

Changing the Conversation about Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness

Last week, BoardSource, together with our colleagues at GuideStar, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals released a new recommended framework for measuring fundraising effectiveness. For funders concerned about effective philanthropy and […]

In Times of Change, Board Members Must Be Advocates

As the country prepares to inaugurate Donald Trump as our 45th president on Friday and leadership at all levels of government takes shape postelection, nonprofit executives and board members across the country are asking themselves […]