To a Good Year

For most of us, the signal that summer is over is the start of school, a return to traffic congestion and wry expressions regarding how quickly the season flew by.

Another signal that summer is over is nonprofit boards returning gearing up for the coming year.

I always approach the fall with high hopes for nonprofit boards; that they’ll accomplish all of the positive goals they set for themselves, or talked about setting for themselves, or wished they’d set for themselves.  I offer some very simple, basic Read more

Board President: The Ball is in Your Court

Perhaps because I have spent the vast majority of my life in academic institutions or perhaps because as an adult, I started making my new year’s resolutions at Rosh Hashanah, I view September as the time of year to make new starts, new commitments, face new challenges.  Thus, today, in preparation for the start of the new year, I write with a double challenge:  to those reading this who are involved with nonprofits but not a board president and to board presidents everywhere.

To those who Read more