Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has taken action to hold trustees of two struggling nonprofits accountable for what appear to be significant lapses in fiduciary oversight.
“Mother issues” in the board room and not so subtle conflicts of interest in a start-up gather like storm clouds in nonprofit land. Call the ethicist!
I believe that all boards should read the article and discuss what they have in place for their leader’s eventual exit.
This groundbreaking article by three experts is a well thought through discussion of exit agreements for nonprofit executive. It discusses when they are appropriate, what should be considered and issues of legality and perception. This article is the first really thorough discussion of the topic we have seen in the nonprofit sector and as such is a resource that should be introduced into board discussions all around the country.
People don’t serve on an organization’s board of directors because they love strategic planning, but such planning falls squarely within a board member’s responsibilities. Two organizations on two coasts found successful and innovative ways to include more voices in their strategic planning processes. A third chose a participatory method to evaluate their programs. Here are some of their best practices and tips for making organizational strategic planning and evaluation as inclusive and effective as possible.
On the heels of “Trustees Week” in the UK, Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd makes the case for why business leaders should encourage employees to get involved in the nonprofit sector as board members. In addition to benefits to the broader community, businesses ought to understand that board service offers fertile ground for leadership development.