When Will Nonprofit CEO Succession Planning Be Done Right?

Nonprofit CEO succession planning should be an annual discussion topic on the board’s agenda. The nonprofit board has an ongoing responsibility for over-viewing the talent bank of the organization. To keep the focus, even when change is not imminent, board members need to have some interpersonal contact with key people below the CEO level.

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Capital Campaign Case Statement – Continued (Part 5)

This is Part 5 of a series I’m writing on capital campaign readiness. In Part 4, I introduced you to the case for support and how it fits into your capital campaign. In today’s article I will talk about how to prepare the case statement, how to involve donors, and how to translate the case into the various campaign documents that will be needed to convey your campaign message to the constituents.

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Do Today’s Business Leaders Make Effective Nonprofit Board Members?

Examining Motivations of Business Leaders to Serve on Nonprofit Boards in the 21st Century The names of the new board nominees have been announced. They include several outstanding recruits from the business community. Will these new formidable directors perform well in the nonprofit environment? William G. Bowen, a veteran director in both the for-profit and

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What Makes a Winning Foundation Proposal?

In this article I combine the wisdom of five foundation executives with my own personal experiences to provide a checklist that will surely help you (and me) to increase the likelihood of developing a winning foundation proposal. So without spending a dime of your travel funds to attend a conference, let’s explore the components of successful foundation proposals….

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