March 28, 2019

Like many newly elected chairs, I was honored but also viewed the responsibility with trepidation. I had led committees and advisory groups, but had never chaired a “real” board. And it wasn’t just any board — it was BoardSource — a national organization that aims to s...

February 23, 2019

Boards that are serious about diversity need to prepare themselves for a conversation and a self-examination that is much broader than brainstorming about how to get more people of color, people with differing abilities, or broader age representation onto the board. Di...

January 19, 2019

Several months ago, I met with the governance committee of an all-white board that was considering me as a potential facilitator for their annual board retreat. One of their goals was to develop a plan to increase board diversity.

January 10, 2018

This piece was first posted on this blog on February 23, 2017 and was updated and republished in the Chronicle of Philanthropy on January 9, 2018.

This past fall, a new study announced that 84 percent of board members and 90 percent of board chairs were white. And at le...

January 3, 2017

Many executives and boards, beleaguered by relentless pressure to raise money, have unrealistic expectations about what a development director can accomplish. The real keys to effective fundraising are the leadership, vision, and skill of the executive director; an eng...

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