Management and Leadership

Sep 9, 2019

Nonprofit Board Best Practices and the Fiduciary Responsibility

A key ingredient for a nonprofit to be successful is solid board governance. UMB Bank's Susan Teson provides best practices for a successful board and how the board can fulfill its necessary fiduciary duties.

Aug 26, 2019

El Pueblo: the Definition of Community

Rhetoric is important for the nonprofit sector, because it’s a means of getting “people to listen to their message.” El Pueblo has demonstrated the effectiveness of mission alignment to create safe environments that foster critical dialogues that lead to systemic change.

Aug 12, 2019

Getting to the Heart of It: Making Systemic Changes for a Healthier Nonprofit Industry

Systemic underfunding is both a cause and a symptom of many of the issues nonprofits face, leaving many organizations vulnerable to a phenomenon known as the starvation cycle. BDO USA's Laurie De Armond and Adam Cole share findings from the 2019 Nonprofit Standards Benchmarking Survey to help address the starvation cycle.

Aug 12, 2019

How to Get Your Board Members to Speak Up in Meetings

Having great board members only goes so far if not everyone speaks up during meetings. Boardable's Kim Donahue shares some tips on how to create board room environment where everyone has a voice.

Aug 12, 2019

How to Resolve Your Nonprofit’s Next Wicked Problem

What can nonprofits learn from makers and user-centered design? Dr. Pam Davis, founder of Wellbotics, shows how using analytical strategies pulled from the design sector can help nonprofits follow a clear process towards tackling complex and nuanced issues in any field.

Aug 12, 2019

3 Reasons Why Spend Visibility is Vital for Nonprofit Businesses

All nonprofits work with a limited budget. Fraxion CEO, Stanton Jandrell explains how using tools that make that budget clear and transparent helps nonprofits make the most of their limited resources and maximize their impact.

Aug 12, 2019

Capacity Building (Part 3): Three Important Ways to Ensure Fundraising Is Tied to Programming

The third in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in building capacity, Peter Gamache, PhD and Jackie Griffin discuss ways to make sure the fundraising and programming sides of your organization are integrated and tuned into each other.

Jul 29, 2019

Transitions of Trailblazers (Part 3): Looking Back to Move Forward

The third in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in transitioning leadership, Barbara Rady Kazan and Lynn S. Price discuss the emotions of leadership transitions and passing the torch.

Jul 29, 2019

5 Questions to Answer Before You Call a Consultant

Before you pick up the phone – or send off that email – Nonprofit.ist's Heather Yandow shares five questions to ask yourself in order to make sure you are prepared to have a fruitful conversation with a potential consultant.

Jul 29, 2019

The Recipe for an Exceptional Board Member

If you could create the perfect board member, what would that description include? Jeb Banner of Boardable discusses the qualities and characteristics nonprofits should expect of their board members.