Georgetown Nonprofit Governance 2021 – Part 2

This is our second post on Georgetown Law’s annual nonprofit governance conference held virtually last week – 2021 Nonprofit Board Governance: Identifying Issues, Assessing Effectiveness, Managing for Organizational Success. Here are more highlights from Day One: The Board’s Role Anne Wallestad, CEO of BoardSource, discussed the role of the board of directors of a nonprofit and the […]

Georgetown Nonprofit Governance: Where Was the Board?

Georgetown Law’s annual nonprofit governance conference was held virtually earlier this week – 2021 Nonprofit Board Governance: Identifying Issues, Assessing Effectiveness, Managing for Organizational Success. The opening session was presented by James G. Sheehan, Chief of the New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, and Anne Wallestad, CEO of Board Source. This post will highlight part […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – January 3, 2014

    We wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Have a listen to U2's New Year's Day while perusing this week's tweets on nonprofits, philanthropy, governance and social enterprises:  Nonprofit Quarterly: NPQ looks back at important trends of 2013 and what to anticipate in 2014 http://ow.ly/saVME  Philantopic: Looking Ahead: Trends, Collisions That Will […]

Screwtape’s 10 Tips for Building a Better Board

  Limit the board to family and friends, people who will support whatever you want to do. If you add more board members, make sure they have a high net worth. Allocate minimal resources to recruiting; just have existing board members ask their rich friends. Don't worry about diversity; 86% of nonprofit board members are […]

Quotes from Glee and Nonprofit Governance

"When my mom applied to college, she put being popular as her main extracurricular activity." – Quinn.  Too often, nonprofits recruit board members because of their social status or popularity.  They justify this because of the funds and connections they may bring with them.  We criticize colleges for accepting students for the same reasons.  Shouldn’t […]