Despite our national self-delusions, it is clear that class matters—just as race, gender, and other accidents of history matter—in shaping the opportunities and life experiences of Americans.
Many boards are just a set of accumulated practices that don’t necessarily follow a governance design. This article is an exciting approach to what the primary design principles in nonprofit governance are, and how they should be considered in the development of boards.
A study conducted by Community Resource Exchange (CRE), a nonprofit social-change consulting firm, and Performance Programs Inc. (PPI), a consulting firm that specializes in leadership and organizational assessment, showed that nonprofit leaders received higher ratings than for-profit leaders based on feedback from direct reports, managers, peers, and a category called “others.”
Budget shortfalls are imposing new burdens (and casualties) on nonprofits already hard-pressed to find ways of doing more with less…and even less. Does the charitable mission of nonprofits also carry an implicit obligation to bring a deeper sense of compassion to decisions about staff layoffs?