What’s on the Agenda?

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If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it, well, a dozen times: “We almost never have time in board meetings to talk about strategy. We’re too busy with board business!”…
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Favorites

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Here are two sentences you’ll never hear bosses say: The first is, “I’m a terrible micromanager.” The second is, “I really play favorites.” We know these bosses exist – in…
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Staff Salaries Matter

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Everyone values the work that nonprofits do. But not everyone values the people at nonprofits who do the actual work. I’ve repeatedly encountered nonprofit boards that fail to invest appropriately…
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This Spin Won’t Wash

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November marks the tenth anniversary of Professor Ray Madoff’s New York Times op-ed calling for new rules that would accelerate grantmaking from donor-advised funds. Over the years since, as the…
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Wealth and Charity

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[Note: This article was also published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on May 19, 2021.]  The rich are richer than ever before. We have to keep this in mind when we…
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