Founder Executive Directors

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Brand new nonprofits can face challenges avoided by established organizations. One of the strangest occurs when one person has founded the nonprofit to address a problem about which they feel passionately, especially when they are more concerned about solving the problem immediately than about building a team to solve it. … Read More

What is Governance?

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Good governance is usually used in conversations about nonprofits and government entities, but many of its characteristics apply to good management as well. Good governance is competent management of an organization’s resources and affairs, in a manner that recognizes the needs of all stakeholders. Mores specifically, good governance is: law-abiding … Read More

Running a Nonprofit’s Board

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The day-to-day work of a nonprofit is (or should be) managed by the executive director, which is managed by the board of directors, which is managed by the president. Too many board presidents, especially of smaller nonprofits, think that they manage the board by running the monthly or quarterly meetings, … Read More