Nonprofit Governance: Board Composition

A nonprofit corporation’s board composition is a critical part of its governance. And many nonprofits devote substantial resources (including time) to development of a skills and background matrix, recruitment, and orientation. But a great many nonprofits do not. Too often, board members are simply asked to think of good people to invite or the executive […]

NPQ Webinar: Boards as Social Movement Spaces

On July 28, 2022, the Nonprofit Quarterly presented an intriguing and highly insightful webinar, Changing the Subject: Boards As Social Movement Spaces. It featured Dr. Carmen Rojas, President and CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, Makiyah Moody, Founder and President of Kairos & Heart LLC, and Jenifer Gager Holland, Founder of JLG Consulting. Below is […]

Nonprofit Radio: Building Your Best Better Board

I spoke with host Tony Martignetti on his Nonprofit Radio podcast about building your best better board. Our discussion stemmed from a blog post I wrote on Setting Up an Effective Nonprofit Board, though we focused on existing nonprofits rather than startups. Board roles – Financial oversight is of course important but that’s far from a complete description […]

Board Roles and Duties

One of my favorite things about our work is the opportunity to speak to boards about their roles and duties. A nonprofit’s board members are one of its most underutilized and important assets. We believe most board members genuinely want to contribute in a manner that will best help their organizations but they are challenged […]

Highlights of the BoardSource Nonprofit Governance Index 2010

The BoardSource Nonprofit Governance Index 2010, released at the 2010 Leadership Forum in San Francisco,¬†reports on data collected from surveys of 978 chief executives and 780 board members (all BoardSource members as of the survey date). ¬†While the sampling methodology did not allow for results that are representative of the sector as a whole (e.g., […]