May 24, 2015

Policy / Social Context

A Twitter’s-Eye View of President Obama’s Poverty Summit

BirdsTweets from President Obama’s Poverty Summit at Georgetown University last week may signal specific areas of attention for nonprofits and foundations. 

Rick Cohen | Tuesday, 19 May 2015

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Governance / Voice

Beyond Financial Oversight: Expanding the Board’s Role in the Pursuit of Sustainability

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Board finance committees can look at annual budgets, financial statements, and audits forever, but if some group of board members is not considering those financial results in light of the organization’s programming mix and its results, then their efforts are very unlikely to...

Jeanne Bell | Tuesday, 26 April 2011

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Management

Sweet Briar Donor Excoriates Board and President in Commencement Address

Sweet BriarIt is a rare to have a commencement speaker excoriate the college whose graduates she has been invited to address, but in this case, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson could not have been expected to do differently.

Ruth McCambridge | Monday, 18 May 2015

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Management

A Practical (and Possibly Provocative) Approach to Leadership Transitions

Timing in leadership transitionWe may be missing the opportunity to push a more structural solution to disruptive transitions: a time-limited contract for top leadership.

John H. Vogel, Jr. and Curtis R. Welling | Thursday, 21 May 2015

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Opinion & Commentary

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The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions

Voices from the field

What a Tool Tuesday

  • Sarah Lozanova | 15 July, 2014

    SpeedNPQ has written a lot over the years about the value of engagement in the development of programs that creatively meet the needs of a community. In this story, employee and resident engagement are central to the program model.