Reframing Governance II

This classic article from a leading scholar on nonprofit governance has, over the past few years, transformed much of the conversation about where the substantive governance of your nonprofit really resides—quite far from the boardroom. Be prepared to reconsider many of your assumptions about nonprofit boards of directors.

Problem Boards or Board Problem?

At a recent conference on nonprofit governance research, this classic NPQ article came up repeatedly. We thought we would share it with you to remind you that when it comes to nonprofit boards and governance, we may still be largely focused on the wrong things and vastly underestimating the board’s importance and potential.

Exploring Emerging Forms of Nonprofit Governance

Yesterday, NPQ published “Is Your Board ‘Normal’?” That feature took a look at some of the findings of “Leading with Intent,” the 2014 BoardSource Governance Index. While we had your attention drawn to the topic of governance, we wanted to provide you with some other valuable thinking on the topic via this review.

Underestimating the Power of Nonprofit Governance

This article proposes that nonprofit leaders are increasingly focused on secondary issues, and asks, What does the sector stand to gain as a result of retraining our focus from structural concerns to the central questions and principles of nonprofit governance?

Sarbanes-Oxley: Ten Years Later

A decade since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act first appeared, organizations still worry that aspects of the law will continue to seep into the sector. But doesn’t the sector actually have little to worry about and much to gain?