The Nonprofit Ethicist
Making free with designated money and board members who overstay their welcome. This column will help you look at everyday issues through an ethical lens.
Board Stories Involving Humans
Whether by-the-book or ad-hoc, the defining feature of successful boards is not the model but the people who make it work.
Boards in Small Nonprofits: What About Friendship and Solidarity?
Boards of small organizations manage their work and environment in a way that is often missed by best practices.
The Best and Worst of Board Chairs
Do you know one when you see one? Initial research shows that there is a good deal of agreement about what makes a good board chair. Readers are invited to contribute to the next phase of this research.
A board that can adopt this parliamentary concept can benefit from internal scrutiny and creativity that will ultimately strengthen its ability to achieve its mission.
More than Monitors: The Board's Role in Sustainability
Richard Brewster, executive director of the National Center for Nonprofit Enterprise discusses the core issue of nonprofit sustainability in economic terms, and itís surprising.
Engagement Governance for System-Wide Decision Making
Community impact is at the center of this model, that is simple, intuitive, and genuinely powerful.
Nonprofit Risk Management: Insurance and Beyond
Proper preparation and precaution can prevent a possible pickle.
Corporate Philanthropy 2007: Finding the Compatible Intersection
Corporate sponsorship often comes with costs and benefits. Organizational leaders discuss how to go about it.
Almost Crimes: The Boston Globe's Foundation Exposes Revisted
Where are they now? Cohen revisits some high-profile cases of foundation misdeeds and finds a complex and underwhelming response to clearly unethical situations.
The New Goals at the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Fate of the Nonprofit Sector
Whatís wrong with foundations taking charge in the nonprofit sector?
VultureList.org: A Charity Exploitation Prevention Project
This is not a joke. A modest investment could shine a spotlight on donors who seek the halo of public giving to cover past sins.