Power + Nonprofit Boards – Part Two

Last week, we reviewed the power dynamics of nonprofit boards and donors, the larger cultural context at play, and how those challenges impact chief executives and the sector. This week, we highlight a study commissioned by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) with the research of two professors — Drs. Erynn Beaton and Megan LePere-Schloop […]

Power + Nonprofit Boards – Part One

“Over the door to the nonprofit’s boardroom there should be an inscription in big letters that says: ‘Membership on this board is not power, it is responsibility.’” – Peter F. Drucker[1] There is nothing new about nonprofit board members acting as power brokers or donors using their affluence for influence. There is also nothing new […]