Anyone who has been involved in a board conversation or a management discussion within a nonprofit has faced the following question: Do we do what is best for the cause or best for the organization? This is a question that is unique to the nonprofit sector.  When comparing the question to the for-profit sector it […]

I was speaking with a close associate of mine the other day about boards of directors.  He is considered by many to be an expert in the area of philanthropy and he mentioned to me that “The main problem with a lot of boards is that they act haphazardly to market change.  They need to […]

I was speaking with a close associate of mine the other day about board of directors.  He is considered by many to be an expert in the area of philanthropy and he mentioned to me that “The main problem with a lot of boards is that they act haphazardly to market change.  They need to […]

Having sat on a number of boards for nonprofits, I encountered different types of board chairs.  I’ve experienced chairs from one end of the spectrum to another.  There are those board chairs who are a bit detached and I hear from rarely (twice a year).  I also have board chairs who I receive multiple daily emails from. […]