Catching A Unicorn, with Jermaine Smith

Catching a unicorn: How do you stop and have that first conversation about diversifying your board? A candid Conversation with Jermaine Smith, Vice President of Major Gifts at City Year, Jermaine and Mickey talk about what it means to diversity a nonprofit board of directors, the challenges and difficulties experienced by both the board and potential board recruits.

Governance and Ethics, with Dave Paule

Dave Paule visits again to talk about Board Governance and Ethics. Among the topics we touch on: Board seats are more valuable left empty than they are if filled with poor directors. What separates a good director from a bad director? What are board members legal duties and ethical obligations? Being a nonprofit is not… Continue reading Governance and Ethics, with Dave Paule

Ready To Board, with David Paule

Mickey talks with David Paule about Ready to Board, a program of Our Fundraising Search, recruiting and qualifying board members for nonprofits. David says: “In healthy, functioning nonprofits, the board of directors is the CEO’s most valuable tool. Unfortunately, most boards do not understand the value of a board seat, and do not recruit board… Continue reading Ready To Board, with David Paule

The Issue Of Accountability, with Cindi Phallen

Visiting with Cindi Phallen, President of Create Possibility, to talk about accountability, leadership, and taking ownership of the success or failure of one’s org. Among the topics we cover: Be mindful of role of board: setting strategy and direction, generating and allocating resources to execute the plan. Identify who “owns” each priority in plan. This… Continue reading The Issue Of Accountability, with Cindi Phallen

Nonprofit Board Chairs, with Jeff Jowdy

Mickey gets to visit with Jeff Jowdy, President of Lighthouse Counsel, about the special significance of what it means to be a board chair, and the research Lighthouse Counsel is conducting in the area, along with a summary of their findings so far. To participate in the research, please visit: https://www.research.net/r/8N5P88Q We welcome support of… Continue reading Nonprofit Board Chairs, with Jeff Jowdy

You Should Always Be Looking For Your Successor, with Patrina Pelton-Smith

An excellent conversation with Patrina Pelton-Smith, the principal consultant with The Business of Charity. She focuses on non-profit formation, infrastructure, administration, and grant writing to support her clients in successfully meeting their organization’s mission. This episode, we discuss nonprofit board development during pandemic: Recruitment is an ongoing process. “You should always be looking for your… Continue reading You Should Always Be Looking For Your Successor, with Patrina Pelton-Smith