Reframing Governance II

The most substantive decisions on your organization’s governance are likely happening far from the board room. How should your governance systems respond?

Learning to Make the Difference: A Guide to Nonprofit Education

Editors’ Note: We are very glad to introduce this special supplement on higher education opportunities in the area of nonprofit studies. In addition to this buyers’ guide-type article is a set of guidelines to help you judge curricula and a listing of programs. Many thanks to David Renz of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership for his help in putting this package together.

Reframing Governance II

Editors’ note: This article is adapted from its originally published version in the winter 2007 issue of NPQ. It highlights shifts in nonprofit governance models, authority, and decsion making that continue to apply today.

The Nonprofit Quarterly’s Study on Nonprofit and Philanthropic Infrastructure

The Nonprofit Quarterly’s Study on (U.S.) Nonprofit and Philanthropic Infrastructure maps and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the network that supports nonprofits and philanthropy in the U.S. The study’s major findings have to do with who is getting best served among nonprofits and why but there is more here like lists of funders of the U.S. infrastructure and a very provocative sub-study of the financial models of infrastructure organizations.

The U.S. Nonprofit Infrastructure Mapped

The Nonprofit Quarterly’s maps of the U.S. nonprofit infrastructure provide a snapshot circa October 2008 of the dynamic and complex community of organizations and initiatives that comprise the national infrastructure of the U.S. nonprofit sector.

Exploring the Puzzle of Board Design: What’s Your Type?

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.

Reframing Governance

The most substantive decisions on your organization’s governance is likely happening far from the board room. How should your governance systems respond?