Surviving the Economy & Building a Better Board

As the economy worsens, nonprofit organizations face many challenges, namely “how to meet the growing demand for their services against a backdrop of falling revenues (both public and private).”  Check out “Surviving Change: An Organizational Checklist” at PhilanTopic for an insightful and useful checklist of best practices for surviving our current economy and thriving in the years to come.  The checklist is based on Frances Hesselbein’s book, Leader to Leader 2: Enduring Insights on Leadership (a book we’ll have to acquire for our collection!).

And at The Nonprofiteer, learn more about developing an effective board of directors.  After reading “Board Members are Not Hypothetical Constructs,” we can finally “… dispense with a favorite nonsensical quarrel: between those who think you have to recruit people with passion for your mission and those who think you have to recruit people who have the ability to fundraise. The answer is ‘both;’ and the other answer is, ‘No one is born with either.'”

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