Working with Your Board

Working with Your Board

Effectively working with your board is more art than science. Understanding governance structures is only one piece of the puzzle. Perhaps more important is how executive directors manage relationships with nonprofit board members. This workshop is intended to help executive directors and leadership staff members develop strategies for tackling these

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Overcoming Our Challenges, Part Three: Moving Forward: Building Strong Organizations

The Johnson Center’s blog is posting a four-part series with excerpts from Nonprofit Services Program Director Matthew Downey’s keynote address at the U.P. Nonprofit Conference hosted by the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development. The speech, “Overcoming Our Challenges and Embracing Change: Preparing for the Organization of the Future,” was

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Overcoming Our Challenges and Embracing Change: Preparing for the Organization of the Future

February 12, 2013 Over the next four weeks, the Johnson Center’s blog will post excerpts from Nonprofit Services Program Director Matthew Downey’s keynote address at the U.P. Nonprofit Conference hosted by the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development. The speech, “Overcoming Our Challenges and Embracing Change: Preparing for the Organization

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Between Rhetoric and Work

By Miles Wilson, director of philanthropic and nonprofit services During the past year I spent much of my public speaking time talking about two separate issues. The first issue was the Budget Control Act of 2011 and what I viewed as a potential game changer for the American nonprofit sector. The

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