Fall/Winter 2013 – Digital Issue

Fall/Winter 2013 – Digital Issue

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Networks & Leadership: Emergence and Transitions

Fall/Winter 2013: Volume 20, Issue 3/4


  • Welcome

  • The Nonprofit Ethicist
    Nepotism? Conflicts of interest? A hidden agenda? The Ethicist comes to the rescue. by Woods Bowman

  • A Network Way of Working: A Compilation of Considerations about Effectiveness in Networks
    Networks aren’t new, but the role they play in our working lives is expanding significantly through technology. The potential for impact is great, but newly enhanced networks require new strategies. by the editors

  • Creating Culture: Promising Practices of Successful Movement Networks
    The Management Assistance Group launched a multiyear program to explore how movement networks can best achieve successful cross-issue collaboration. by Mark Leach, DBA, and Laurie Mazur

  • Learning & Transformative Networks to Address Wicked Problems: A Golden Invitation
    GOLDEN, a global network of academics, is partnering with business and others to accelerate the transformation of business to sustainable enterprise. by Steve Waddell, Milla McLachlan, and Domenico Dentoni

  • Keys to Effective Network Leadership
    What does working within an intentional network require of its leaders? by the editors

  • Exit Agreements for Nonprofit CEOs: A Guide for Boards and Executives
    This groundbreaking article on the topic of exit agreements for nonprofit executives discusses when such agreements are appropriate and what should be considered. by Tom Adams, Melanie Herman, JD, and Tim Wolfred, PsyD

  • Flying Monkeys: Organizational Considerations in an Executive Transition
    Conversations with CEO candidates often fail to address the most challenging and important issues in play. Is it any wonder that conflict, misunderstanding, and bad executive choices result? by Ted Ford Webb 56 Rediagnosing “Founder’s Syndrome”: Moving beyond Stereotypes to Improve Nonprofit Performance: Some of the observable negative traits of founder-led organizations may be real, but can they really be termed a syndrome? by Elizabeth Schmidt


  • Dr. Conflict
    Is it ever a good idea to outsource your fundraising and grant reporting? And what can you do about a narcissistic supervisor? Dr. Conflict advises. by Mark Light, MBA, PhD

  • Growth Crises and Three Phases of Governance Response
    This article looks at how board/staff relationships played out in four small cultural organizations as each encountered a growth/financial crisis. by Wendy Reid, PhD, and Johanne Turbide, PhD

  • 70 Unlikely Takeover: A Third Way to Scale Social Enterprisez
    This article describes how a $600M for profit chain was rescued by a smaller group of nonprofits, given a new social purpose, and returned to surplus. by Jon Huggett

  • Supporting Nonprofit Capacity: Three Principles for Grantmakers
    Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conducted “listening sessions” with funders and nonprofits, and in the process developed three principles for effective capacity-building support. by Lori Bartczak

  • Toward a Successful Internet- Enabled Philanthropy Ecosystem: Part 2
    In the second installment of this two-part article, the founder of GuideStar takes an updated look at the ecosystem that informs philanthropy. by Buzz Schmidt

  • How Much Profit Does a Nonprofit Need?
    Nonprofits need profit—but how much do they need in order to prevent the steady erosion of the quality of their output? The author presents a theory-based model for capital investment. by Woods Bowman

  • A Century-Old Organization Faces Its Own Journey to the Next Century
    The American Nurses Association reflects on its yearlong journey toward organizational change. by Marla Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE