Boards Matter: Board Building Tools for the Busy Social Justice Executive
By The Management Assistance Group When executive directors fail to fully engage boards, board members tend to become inactive and disengaged. They are unlikely to raise money, make connections, or serve as ambassadors for the organization. Despite all this, engaging a board in meaningful ways provokes anxiety for many executives. The materials that follow are […]
Outsourcing Back-Office Services in Small Nonprofits: Pitfalls and Possibilities
By: The Management Assistance Group This report summarizes information gathered from a survey of Meyer Foundation grantees about how they manage “back-office” functions such as administrative, finance, human resources, communications, information technology, and other organizational infrastructural needs. The report examines the conditions under which certain approaches work well and barriers that prevent organizations from taking […]
Table for Two: Can Founders & Successors Co-Exist So Everyone Wins?
By: Mark Leach This document explores the conditions under which a founder can co-exist with new leadership in a new role while maximizing the founder’s assets for the overall good of the organization.
Characteristics of Highly Effective Organizations
By: Elsa Ríos This graphic illustrates the characteristics of effective organizations.
The Power of Relationships: Northwest Ohio Community Shares
This report is a history of the creation of Northwest Ohio Community Shares, a coalition of local social justice and social service agencies that came together to create collectively what was denied to them separately, the opportunity to solicit workers for payroll deduction contributions at Toledo workplaces.