March 1, 2015

Heads Up, Boards! Even the Most Trusted Managers Don’t Warrant Blind Faith

NewsOrganizations that neglect their financial checks and balances because they trust the staff are being unfair to everyone involved, including staff.

Nonprofit Boards Can and Should Avoid this Problem with CEO Compensation

DoorsThis story is not new: A CEO spends decades providing great nonprofit leadership, but no one ever considers ensuring that she can retire afterward.

BoardSource’s 2014 Governance Index: Is Your Board “Normal”?

Board governanceBoardSource offers their Governance Index for 2014 to help you determine how your board fits in—but is that what you want?

Governance Lessons from the SD Opera: Culture, Transparency and Bravery

SDOSan Diego Opera board leaders reflect on what they’ve learned—the hard way—at a symposium on nonprofit governance.

Call for Papers: The New Era of Research on Nonprofit Governance and the Work of Boards

The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC and The Nonprofit Quarterly, in collaboration with the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, are pleased to announce and invite proposals for research paper presentations for their 2015 Conference on Nonprofit Governance.

How Board Members Can Learn to Spot Red Flags

Red FlagKate Barr of the Nonprofit Assistance Fund is one of the most astute financial analysts in the nonprofit sector, and she would like to introduce nonprofit board members to a few red flags that may signal impending danger!