Board Governance


New ideas to create a more effective nonprofit board of directors


Board Governance

Boosting Nonprofit Board Performance Where It Counts

Five recommendations for onboarding a new executive director.


Measuring Social Impact

People, Power, and Accountability

Any approach to measuring social impact that doesn’t include a transfer of power to stakeholders is just marketing.

By Jeremy Nicholls | 1 | Jun. 23, 2014

Nonprofit Management

The Cure for Premature Articulation

Two ways to improve the quality of discussion and decision-making at your organization.

By Thaler Pekar | Nov. 7, 2013

Board Governance

Transforming the Donor-Grantee Relationship

Effective giving requires strong personal relationships and networks.

By Liz London & Alex Goldmark | 3 | Oct. 25, 2013

Board Governance

Transforming Board Members Into Energized Partners

Two ways nonprofit leaders can develop better, more productive relationships with their boards.

By Jeffrey C. Walker & Jennifer McCrea | 7 | Aug. 12, 2013

Board Governance

Shake Up Your Board Meeting

Boring nonprofit board meetings are deadly.

By Curtis Chang | 2 | Aug. 1, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

Coming Together with Purpose

How to make convenings that matter.

By Anna Muoio & Noah Rimland Flower | 2 | Jun. 27, 2013

Board Governance

A Better IRS Code

One simple change to the IRS code would ensure that nonprofits assemble diverse boards that truly represent the organizations’ owners: the community.

By Aaron Hurst | 9 | Jun. 7, 2013

Board Governance

World-Changing Organizations Deserve World-Class Boards

Empowered boards are critical to the success of organizations.

By Rich Tafel & Beverly Behan | 1 | Dec. 13, 2012

Board Governance

Bringing a Network Mindset to Board Development

How to use online social network tools to find the right board members—with the right networks—easier.

By Beth Kanter | 2 | Nov. 7, 2012