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November 10, 2015

Guiding Principle Spotlight: Control

Include Original Files It was wonderful seeing so many BoardEffect users last month at our annual conference, Become 2015.  I enjoyed connecting with administrators who use BoardEffect across a diverse range of organizations.  I particularly enjoyed talking about the broad-ranging…

November 9, 2015

Benchmarking Foundation Governance: Insights and Opportunities

Last week, the Center for Effective Philanthropy (“CEP”) released the Benchmarking Foundation Governance report, which summarizes survey responses to governance-related questions.   CEP created these questions in collaboration with BoardSource; and the questions were posed to leaders of large, private U.S.-based foundations. …

November 3, 2015

BoardEffect Now Available in the Google Play Store

PRESS RELEASE:  Philadelphia PA - November 3, 2015 BoardEffect, the leading board management software solution provider for non-profit and mission-based organizations worldwide, announces the availability of its board management software on Android via the Google Play Store. "Board members now have…

Board Staff
October 13, 2015

Staff as the Secret to Board Success

Effective board development requires board involvement, as the “care and feeding” of the board is an ongoing board responsibility. That said, the staff typically plays an essential role, too, provided they are empowered — surprisingly, there is common debate about…

The Numbers Dont Add Up
September 29, 2015

The Numbers Don’t Add Up

The numbers don’t add up. According to CohnReznick’s 2015 Not-For-Profit Governance Survey, 81% of respondents ranked cyber security as a leading cause of concern among nonprofit leaders, yet only 11% of boards have created risk management or IT committees. Perhaps…

September 23, 2015

Coming to Terms with Conflicts of Interest

What do board conflicts of interest and pornography have in common? Nothing, it turns out. While the latter is vaguely defined but commonly recognized “when we see it,” conflicts of interest seem to be the opposite – clearly defined yet often…

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