Voices of Board Chairs: A National Study on the Perspectives of Nonprofit Board Chairs

This valuable and unique article, adapted from a larger report by the Governance Affinity Group of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, reveals through surveying board chairs themselves some common oversights in succession planning for that critical role. Nonprofits should share this with their boards and schedule a time for a discussion!


What the Nonprofit Sector Can Learn from the Occupy Movement? Direct Democracy as Governance

Last year, the Occupy movement successfully ushered in a long awaited public and political dialogue about structural economic inequality. That accomplishment—where others had tried and failed—may have emerged directly from how Occupy handled themselves as a movement, using a transparency and inclusiveness that many derided at first. The Occupy movement’s inclusive methods may not have been perfect but they worked and are undeniably instructive to the rest of us working to make a more just and equitable economy/world/community. Here, then, is a reflection from an expert on governance with a discussion of what might be learned.
Subscribe now to NPQ’s print magazine to read “General Assembly,” a chapter from Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America, by Writers of the 99%.