July 12, 2014
  • Kathy Ridge | July 2 2014

    Boards and Magical Thinking

    TreeWild ambition to create change and good governance can easily coexist, and NPQ believes that working for the impossible to become possible is what this sector is all about. Perhaps that requires some thinking beyond the most practical of bounds, but we don’t know how many times over this past year we have written the phrase, “But where was the board?” in relation to an enterprise that failed much to the surprise of its governing body. Here, Kathy Ridge discusses what she has found working with organizations on the brink.

  • Jane Hughes and Alisa Helbitz | May 16 2014

    Social Impact Bonds: Healthy Dialogue on a Young Sector

    RootsWhat is the real “impact” of social impact bonds? A point/counterpoint.

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    Work party This groundbreaking article on the topic of exit agreements for nonprofit executives discusses when such agreements are appropriate and what should be considered.

     

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Boards and Magical Thinking

TreeWild ambition to create change and good governance can easily coexist, and NPQ believes that working for the impossible to become possible is what this sector is all about. Perhaps that requires some thinking beyond the most practical of bounds, but we don’t know how many times over this past year we have written the phrase, “But where was the board?” in relation to an enterprise that failed much to the surprise of its governing body. Here, Kathy Ridge discusses what she has found working with organizations on the brink.

Social Impact Bonds: Healthy Dialogue on a Young Sector

RootsWhat is the real “impact” of social impact bonds? A point/counterpoint.

The New CFC Rules Lay a Path to Expanding Giving and Cutting Costs

CFCVOICES FROM THE FIELD

The former executive director of the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Region takes NPQ on regarding what he sees as the very positive potential of the OPM’s rules changes for the CFC.

Seduced and Abandoned: Agencies and their Volunteers

ShadowThe lack of a well-run volunteer program leads to a terrible collection of missed opportunities.

Planning for Leadership Emergencies in Nonprofits

911For this “What A Tool! Tuesday,” we ask: If your executive director got hit by a truck tomorrow, what would happen to your nonprofit?

Four Ways Foundations Find Themselves in Trouble

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