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Sue Buchholtz: Serial Social Entrepreneur

March 8, 2019 0 Comments

Sue Buchholtz, then President & CEO of The Spring, a nonprofit serving victims of domestic violence, made a vivid impression when I first met her in early 2002, shortly after my wife Barbara and I had relocated to Tampa Bay …

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The Captain of Your Strategic Governing Team

January 3, 2019 0 Comments

The following article is excerpted from Doug Eadie and Dave Stackrow’s forthcoming book, Becoming Your Board’s Chief Governing Partner:  a Practical Guidebook for Transit CEOs and CEO-aspirants.

When a public transit board  chooses its CEO, it’s also choosing the …

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CEO Craig Richard On Beefing Up Investors’ ROI at the Tampa Hillsborough EDC

April 3, 2018 0 Comments

As our readers well know, serving on a governing board is only one type of volunteering in a nonprofit organization. High-level non-governing work that requires highly knowledgeable, skilled – and often, well-connected – volunteers includes providing technical advice in program …

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Insidious Foe #1: Governing Is Very Simply Policy Making

April 7, 2016 0 Comments

Insidious FoeThis is the first in a series of articles dealing with eight insidious foes of a solid board-CEO partnership.  An insidious foe is an erroneous assumption that can seriously damage the board-CEO partnership, but that isn’t obviously a foe.  In

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8 Insidious Foes of a Solid Board-CEO Partnership: A New Series

March 31, 2016 0 Comments

Insidious Foe“Well, it’s all about policy making.  In a nutshell, that’s what the board does, right – enact policies?”  I’ve quoted verbatim from one of hundreds of board member interviews I’ve conducted over the years, usually in preparation for a board-CEO-executive …

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What Makes Women Such Effective Board Members?

March 16, 2016 0 Comments

Karen Philbrick

Karen Philbrick

“What makes women such effective board members?” That question came up over a glass of wine at the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) reception held at the Transportation Research Board conference this past January. Apparently, boards comprised of men …

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Board Composition As a Conscious Growth Tool

October 17, 2015 0 Comments

I recently sat in on a special work session of the governance committee of the board of directors of a large and influential aging services nonprofit. They’d set aside three hours to consider how to go about filling the upcoming …

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Whither Volunteer Involvement In Our Nonprofits?

August 13, 2015 0 Comments

In their informative and thought-provoking new podcast, two seasoned nonprofit leaders – Mick Fleming, President of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, and Susan Robertson, President of the ASAE Foundation – discuss volunteer involvement in nonprofit organizations – describing …

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Rich Manners On Reasons For Joining – or Leaving – a Nonprofit Board

April 28, 2015 1 Comment

A highly successful entrepreneur who passionately believes in contributing his time, experience, and expertise to governing nonprofit organizations, Rich Manners – a member of this blog’s CEO Advisory Committee – has served on a number of nonprofit boards over the …

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