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Board Governance

 

New ideas to create a more effective nonprofit board of directors

 

Nothing Succeeds Like Succession

One test of a nonprofit organization hinges on whether it can manage a difficult leadership transition.

By Kim Jonker & William F. Meehan III | 1 | Mar. 12, 2014
 

A Better Board Will Make You Better

High-performing nonprofits benefit from having a board of directors that functions as more than a rubber stamp.

 
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Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag

The three hurdles that nonprofit managers must overcome to create successful mergers. Includes magazine extras.

 

Creating Successful Nonprofit Mergers

Supplements to the article “Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag.”

By SSIR Editors | Feb. 19, 2014
 
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The Networked Nonprofit

Organizations should focus less on growing themselves and more on cultivating their networks.

By Jane Wei-Skillern & Sonia Marciano | 9 | Spring 2008
 
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Freeing the Social Entrepreneur

Social entrepreneurs must recognize when it is time to relinquish control and create strong leadership teams.

By Chantal Laurie Below & Kimberly Dasher Tripp | 7 | Fall 2010
 
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Strength Through Flexibility

Over the past 17 years, the Forum for African Women Educationalists has delivered high-quality education to millions of girls across 35 African countries.

By Kim Jonker | 1 | Winter 2010
 

What’s Next: Keeping an Eye on Parks

ParkScan, an interactive Web tool, enages residents as park monitors.

By Suzie Boss | Winter 2010
 

Review: Trustees of Culture

Are elite boards getting out of touch with their organizations' true purpose?

Reviewed By Frances Philipps | Spring 2004
 

Silence=Bad Strategy

How failing to speak up leads nonprofit boards to persist with mislaid plans.

By Jennifer Holloway | Winter 2005