Center for Nonprofit Governance

Nonprofit Directors Dialogue Miniseries

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As nonprofits face increasing demand for services, funding challenges and increased competition, the Nonprofit Directors Dialogue Miniseries provides resources to create meaningful dialogue among board members. Grant Thornton and the Gupta Governance Institute’s Center for Nonprofit Governance have captured insights and strategies from leading nonprofit board members and executives across the country on how to transform today’s challenges into tomorrow’s successes.

For more information or opportunities to join the conversation, contact Genevieve Boland.

Succession Planning & Talent Development in Remote Times

Bill McNabb discusses the importance of addressing nonprofit succession planning and talent development while remote.

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A Nonprofit Board Member’s Lessons Learned from a Tumultuous Year

Mary Stengel Austen discusses the nonprofit board’s role as a stabilizing force during uncertain times.

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DEI Requirements For Nonprofits From a Foundation’s Perspective

Cinny Kennard discusses what the Annenberg Foundation expects and requires of grantees on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Maintaining Culture Connectivity of Nonprofits While Remote

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” according to Peter Drucker and now, Michael Marquardt.

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Reflecting on the Past to Move a Nonprofit Forward

Bill McNabb reflects on the positives and negatives of a disruptive year and addresses how to move forward.

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Creativity, Flexibility, & Resiliency: Necessary Skills for Nonprofit Board Members

Mary Stengel Austen shares lessons learned from 2020 that directors should carry forward into 2021 and 2022.

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Preparation is Key to Navigating Crisis

Cinny Kennard discusses getting prepared and staying prepared to handle unexpected crises.

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Interpersonal Dynamics in the Virtual Boardroom

Michael Marquardt discusses impediments to interpersonal connections between board members in a virtual setting and ways to overcome them.

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From Cookies to Camp: How Nonprofit Boards Can Encourage Strategic Shifts During Crisis

Mary Stengel Austen shares her experience on the board of Girl Scouts during the global pandemic in the height of cookie season.

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Nonprofit Boards Need to Get Tough on Advancements to DE&I

Bill McNabb candidly shares his thoughts on how nonprofit boards must proactively address DEI.

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Mission as a Guidepost When the Future is Unclear

Michael Marquardt discusses encouraging management to focus on mission when there isn’t a clear vision of the future.

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Nonprofit Board Oversight of Brand and Reputation

Cinny Kennard shares her thoughts on the board’s role in oversight of the nonprofit’s brand and reputation.

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The Nonprofit Board/CEO Relationship When the Future is Unclear

Mary Stengel Austen makes the case for the board to be more engaged, at the discretion of the CEO, when navigating uncertain times.

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How Does Corporate and Nonprofit Board Work Inform the Other?

Bill McNabb shares how his professional experience and board work in the corporate space informs his work in the nonprofit space, and vice versa.

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Changing the Boardroom Conversation on DEI

Michael Marquardt reflects on an emotional board meeting and how that sparked change to DEI work.

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Focus on DEI: Measuring Results to Maintain Focus

Mary Stengel Austen discusses the importance of measuring the progress of your DEI activities to move the needle.

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How Nonprofits Inform & Improve the work of S&P 500 Companies and Vice Versa

Michael Marquardt discusses how many nonprofits are starting to behave more like S&P 500 companies and those companies are taking cues from nonprofits.

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