It just muddies the accountability stream when an executive director sits on a board, advises the Ethicist. There is no need for that board membership, anyway; good nonprofit execs usually already have a boatload of influence.
The sudden interest of politicians in pushing through criminal justice reforms poses a host of opportunities and, yes, problems for activists. Based on findings from key interviews with grassroots organizers and national leaders in the criminal justice reform movement, this article describes the state of the movement to end mass incarceration and some of the complexities they now face.
The arts sector took a huge hit during the recession, and has been slow to recover. Why is this so, and what does it say about the future of artmaking organizations?
Holy Family Services is volunteer-rich, attentive to those it serves, and mission-focused, but it needs a dash of something to remain safe and sustainable.
The August Wilson Center seems cursed by a failure to launch, yet has managed so far to stay (barely) afloat. What lies ahead for this troubled organization?
Making the Most of Stakeholder Revolt: The Recapturing of the San Diego Opera and Sweet Briar College
This article about stakeholder uprisings looks at how two organizations with very similar situations transformed their modes of governance and engagement with their networks.
When AFH folded, its chapters stepped up to carry the mission forward. Can this newly formed multihub organization maintain its resilience?
What defines public trust, and how do you restore that trust once it has been damaged? This article identifies core nonprofit-public transactions, offers methods for restoring trust that has been impaired, and includes a guide to managing transactional relationships commonly conducted with the public.