A Year in Review: Our Top Articles From 2023

We began publishing an annual list of our top ten most read articles in 2020. As we ring in 2024, we want to reflect on the messages you found most interesting and inspiring from last year. The following list of articles received the most engagement over 2023.

  1. Incorporating Climate Justice in the Work of Human Service Nonprofits Is Critical to Helping Those They Serve

Our most read column was a guest feature by Michael Corey of the Human Services Chamber. Michael is a fierce advocate for nonprofits. His article about climate change – and the adverse impacts on low-income populations and people of color – was timely and compelling.

  1. 20th Anniversary Reflections

We had a wonderful celebration of Mollard Consulting’s 20th anniversary in late August. This column reflected on the event and on our two decades of service to the nonprofit sector. Thank you to our guest panelists and to all who joined in the celebration.

  1. Q&A With Tom K.

Another guest column rated high on the list. We interviewed Tom Katzenmeyer, President and CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, about his work, the importance of an endowment, the 50th anniversary of GCAC, and his decade of leadership at the organization.

  1. Remembering Sandy Werth Harbrecht Ratchford

Sandy passed away this summer, which was a huge loss for our community. She was a beloved leader, business owner, board member, counselor, strategist, educator, mentor, and friend. This column reflected on all the ways Sandy made an impact.

  1. Shining a Spotlight on Central Ohio’s Dynamic Nonprofit Sector

This guest column featured Rachel Finney, CEO of Columbus Humane, which is more than an animal welfare agency. It is a human service agency that provides social work, law enforcement, and more. Her visionary leadership reminds us how interconnected and impactful nonprofits are.

  1. Our 20th Anniversary is Approaching

We invited the community to join us in commemorating our anniversary.

  1. Gratitude and National Philanthropy Day

The Central Ohio AFP Chapter celebrates National Philanthropy Day the week of Thanksgiving each year. This column recognized all the award winners, of which I was honored to be included.

  1. Relationships: The Currency for Life

A fourth guest column joins our top ten. Elizabeth Martinez, President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio discussed the importance of relationships and the powerful role that mentoring can play in the lives of young people.

  1. Six Things Boards Need to Know About Succession Planning

Succession planning is critically important for the health and stability of nonprofit organizations. Often, we find misconceptions and misunderstandings about what succession planning is and isn’t. This featured six of the most important facets for boards to understand.

  1. Do Nonprofit Boards Need Term Limits?

The answer to this question is “yes.” This column included various scenarios that we encounter the most including no term limits and long-standing board members who like it that way, organizations with terms but no limits on how many terms, and the engagement and cultural issues that result.

We are committed to serving as a partner to the nonprofit community. The columns we write and publish are designed to build capacity. We thank our guest columnists, and we thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing.

As we plan for content this year, we invite you to share your feedback on the topics you’d like us to cover and the voices you’d like to hear from in 2024. Drop your comments below.

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