Who do you want on your board — and why? Intentional board development creates sustainability
Patti Gillenwater, CEO of Elinvar, shows how intentionally building your board will ensure the sustainability of your nonprofit and the engagement of your board members.
Dual leadership challenges – Getting the right CEO
Nonprofits are experiencing increasing CEO transitions as a result of retirement, resignations for other opportunities and board-prompted departures. Elinvar says, despite these challenges, nonprofits boards can follow a series of steps to fill the leadership spot that applies to all situations.
World Wildlife Fund COO speaks on leading an international organization
Marcia Marsh, chief operating officer of the World Wildlife Fund, discusses leading the international organization at a free Community of Nonprofit Scholars event at NC State on Nov. 6.
Personal experience strengthens resolve to help families of ailing children
New on the job, Joey Powell was making the rounds with hospital executives to find ways that the Me Fine Foundation could help more Triangle-area families with critically ill children. Three weeks later, he was back in the office a physician he’d just met when his own family required urgent care. The experience has made the fundraiser determined to expand support services for more families in need.
Service learning’s ripple effect: Millennials and public service
Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that “integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.” Today, it has reached classrooms from kindergarten through college and beyond. But it got off the ground in the early ‘90s, which means that Millennials and service learning came of age together.
Board chair’s charge for collaborative leadership: Inspire, inform and involve
It doesn’t have to be like herding cats. Elinvar explains how a board chair who demonstrates collaborative leadership will inspire, inform and involve members in thoughtful actions that further an organization’s mission.
N.C. Center for Nonprofits launches statewide initiative on executive succession
N.C. Center for Nonprofits to launch statewide initiative on executive succession as part of its annual Statewide Conference for the Nonprofit Sector, to be held Sept. 19-20 in Concord.
Trend Spotter: Managing volunteers in your nonprofit organization
The sixth Trend Spotter survey of small nonprofits in North Carolina finds that volunteers continue to play essential roles, especially in supporting fundraising efforts, but that it is difficult to recruit enough dedicated volunteers to support ongoing programs.
Professional coaches help nonprofit leaders chart course for success
Professional coaches help nonprofit executives balance the demands of their work by creating a confidential sounding board to set priorities and stay focused on their organization’s mission. It’s one of the opportunities available to participants in ACCES, a leadership program developed for Habitat executives by the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University with design input and support from Habitat for Humanity International.
Risk Management: Everyone’s ounce of prevention
Nonprofits wishing to prevent harm and to minimize its impact require an effective risk management strategy. Learn how to start by addressing three categories of risk to an organization: strategic, preventable and environmental.