The wisdom of nonprofit icon John Gardner

John W. Gardner (1912-2002) was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson. During World War II he served in the United States Marine Corps as a captain. In 1955 he became president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and he was also the founder of two influential national U.S. organizations: Common“The wisdom of nonprofit icon John Gardner”

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Board support — find the right fit

  First, a given: every member of your nonprofit board of directors should be supporting your organization each year in a tangible way. Obviously it is not only the right thing to do and may be dictated by your bylaws, it is an essential governance practice to demonstrate to funders and donors. So every board“Board support — find the right fit”

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Nonprofit job satisfaction: asking tough questions

  Last week, the Chronicle of Philanthropy released two surveys related to troubling levels of job satisfaction by workers in the nonprofit sector. For this Rich TIP, we thought it would be worth looking at three of the major survey findings and probing further with questions you may need to consider. Compensation.  A number of“Nonprofit job satisfaction: asking tough questions”

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Leadership quotes

It’s been awhile since we offered some of our favorite quotations that relate in some form or another to developing bold leadership in the nonprofit sector. Longtime readers of RichTIPS know that I often decry the trend that too many people of authority in nonprofit organizations think only as managers and rarely as visionary leaders.“Leadership quotes”

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