A Table for Two: Founders and Successors in the Same Shop?

NPQ has been hearing quite a bit lately regarding succession planning for long time leaders but that conversation rarely includes a discussion of the possibility that the founder can stay, taking on a different role…and only under certain conditions. This unique piece of research is a must read for boards and staff alike.

Lessons Learned—or Not

This new feature offers a heartbreaking lesson about understanding the sensitive cultural touch points in organizations.

Welcome | Fall 2009

Welcome to the Fall 2009 issue of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Recently, I have heard the word precipice repeated in conversations with people across the country. It has been used to describe an early round of nonprofit closings in what promises to be an extended downturn in the “real” economy.


Mission, Message, and Damage Control

This article, in our opinion, sets the standard for communications in a crisis. It is a practical, strategic and comprehensive guide for the ways in which boards need to communicate with stakeholders when something goes wrong. It should be absolutely required reading for ALL boards.