A board matrix is a tool that methodically attempts to first inventory the needs of an organization at board level, then the alignment between these needs and both current and potential board members.
We frequently hear from executives about managing board relationships. In this post, Alorie Clark shares a board member’s perspective how to stay engaged.
We prepared a report that documents the ideas generated and some of the materials used to help participants frame the issues and work on the solutions at our Summit at Sundance.
Editor’s note: As part of our blog event for The Summit at Sundance, we have…
Editor’s note: Over the next two weeks, we’ll feature posts around the final convening of…
As an emerging leader, it can be difficult finding a nonprofit board to join. I…
The book is intended to be a guidebook for leading nonprofit organizations rather than a handbook of nonprofit leadership or management.
In tough economic times, more and more nonprofits consider mergers. This can be a good move for organizations sliding into the red, such as Virginia Ballet Theatre mentioned in the article.
A short read—an essay really—this piece adapts the principles of Good to Great to the nonprofit sector.
Some of the greatest achievements in history have been brought about by people who were…
Based on her extensive interviews with 42 directors of international art museums, Dr. Suchy describes a four-part leadership model that could apply equally to all cultural organizations.
Interesting new research from Christopher Marquis and Matthew Lee at Harvard Business School on key structural drivers of corporate philanthropy, including gender, CEO tenure, and board structure.
Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, provides a clear-eyed view…
Dr. Rob Wiltbank of Willamette University talks about the importance of a board’s point of view for nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Warren Boeker of the University of Washington talks about the importance of clarity of the board’s role and useful performance metrics in nonprofit organizations.
A workbook designed to help organizations assess and strengthen their governance practices.
A case study on board leadership and organizational growth, featuring a response by NAS CEO Gail Crider.
Edward Nichols, President and CEO of History Colorado, discusses the need for a clear vision and staff involvement to create change in his organization.
Joanna Naftali, Executive Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago, discusses the challenges of leading change in a small arts organization as a new executive.
Greg Carpenter, General Director of Opera Colorado, discusses the value of anchoring change to a strong, articulated vision.
This article describes how to leverage the collective knowledge and networks of your board of directors so they are able to provide your organization with the strategic direction and support it needs.
Sally Sterling, an executive search consultant within Spencer Stuart, discusses the importance of organization-wide involvement and buy-in when creating change.
Peter Jablow, President and CEO of the Levine School of Music, discusses three types of people you may encounter within your organization when leading change and the need for sensitivity and patience to implement change successfully.
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