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Board Governance

 

New ideas to create a more effective nonprofit board of directors

 
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The Wall Street Takeover of Nonprofit Boards

Financiers represent a growing percentage of board members at some of America’s most prestigious nonprofits, resulting in poorer governance.

 
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Training in Progress

A program at Credit Suisse helps high-level employees—and valued clients—to master the art of nonprofit board service.

 

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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Law Without Lawyers

Timap for Justice trains ordinary citizens to provide legal assistance in a country—Sierra Leone—where legal professionals are scarce.

 
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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 | 7 | Spring 2008
 
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Collective Impact

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

By John Kania & Mark Kramer | 94 | Winter 2011
 
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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