Our prayers and thoughts with all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. We'll be on Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio today (1:30 pm ET; 10:30 am PT) discussing disaster relief. Here are some of my favorite posts of the week in the areas of nonprofit organizations, corporate governance, philanthropy, and social enterprises:
- Emily: [Infographic] Nonprofits’ Impact on the Economy @pndblog
- Independent Sector: Lack of Serious Oversight of Charities Undermines Public Trust
- Gene: The Rules That Govern 501(c)(4)s via Frontline PBS
- Suzanne Perry; Please join me for the Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar on post-election nonprofit advocacy. The stakes are high.
- Nonprofit Assistance Fund: New blog post by Kate Barr about capitalization: Breaking down the biggest barrier to nonprofit financial health
- Emily: Suggested board self-assessment resources for a nonprofit's governance toolbox from @npmaven http://flpbd.it/Ls9im
- Alice Korngold: Excellent post: Why Every Board Needs 'Fresh Eyes'
- Harvard Business Review: Challenge your assumptions, and you'll reduce your risks http://s.hbr.org/SoGiIK
- Nonprofit Law News: IRS Releases Group Exemption Questionnaire as Part of Compliance Check. http://bit.ly/Su0goj | by Venable LLP
- Impact Economy: Have you read "6 Dynamics of Impact Investing" yet? You got to.
- Gene: 46% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months. 26% of those do so because they can’t accept feedback – Fast Company
Bonus: Net Impact's 2012 Annual Conference trended on Twitter last weekend! Net Impact is a community of more than 30,000 changemakers using our jobs to tackle the world’s toughest problems, demonstrating that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line – but people and planet, too. As a lifetime member and past board member, I'm very excited by the awesome work being done by Liz Maw and her team.
- Stephanie Chin: Classic net impacter problem: go work in the change you seek or gain skills in traditional business? Personal choice you have to make.
- Chris Mathew: "Don't chase a career. Know your purpose and let your career hold you accountable to that purpose"- Darell Hammond
- Fast Company: Thick Skin Thinking: How To Use Negative Feedback To Your Advantage At Work – Fast Company
- Net Impact: "Lead from behind" says NI 2012 keynote. Let employee ideas percolate upwards.
- Tim Mohin: 6 ways to express your CSR Values at work
- Stanford Social Innovation: Joaquin Duato: you need to be resilient if you are going to work in innovation