May 30, 2015

Governance/Voice

FEATURED ARTICLES: GOVERNANCE/VOICE

Sweet Briar Stakeholders Continue Campaign while “Waiting for a Schneiderman”

Save Sweet BriarThe stakeholders of Sweet Briar College are trying to get the court to delay the college’s closing so that the situation can be thoughtfully considered. They need an activist AG who indicates he understands that time is the major variable to ensure a good decision.

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 contribute to sustainability. And it is sustainability that is keeping executive directors up at night, not financial oversight.

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LATEST HEADLINES: GOVERNANCE/VOICE

Herring and Sweet Briar Board “Ragging the Puck” in Race against Time

Save Sweet BriarFrom their actions, the Sweet Briar College board and the Virginia state attorney general seem to be “running down the clock”—playing heavy and unified defense until it becomes too late to reverse the board’s confounding decision to close.

Board Fractures, Director Leaves—How Do You Get People to Do Stuff?

board-fractureThe description of the infighting at the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board is excruciating, but there may be a relatively simple solution to the impasse.

Boards under Greater Regulatory Scrutiny for Lack of Care

 

Cooper UnionIn any number of recent cases, state attorneys general have indicated that they are willing to step in when boards exhibit a lack of a sense of duty.

Are the Changes to Michigan’s Nonprofit Governance Rules Improvements?

NewsNPQ has found the legal wake-up calls issued to nonprofit boards that fall asleep at the wheel a welcome indicator of a healthier regulatory environment, but some see it differently.

Conflicts of Interest and a “Memo of Frustration”: A Community College Foundation Finds Itself in a Mess

DuPageThe boards of the College of DuPage and its foundation are very much in the public eye, and not in a good way.

Sweet Briar Stakeholders Continue Campaign while “Waiting for a Schneiderman”

Save Sweet BriarThe stakeholders of Sweet Briar College are trying to get the court to delay the college’s closing so that the situation can be thoughtfully considered. They need an activist AG who indicates he understands that time is the major variable to ensure a good decision.