Our favorite resources that explore what innovative employee volunteering programs can look like and what it can do for engagement.
Our personal interests and passions are a fuel. When we move them to the forefront, we can engage in a purpose that is unique to each of us. This is what we need and hope for the social good sector and nonprofit leadership. Purpose-driven board leaders have an incredible capacity to transform the board’s ability to accomplish mission. So when […]
As Cause Strategy Partners celebrates 1,000 BoardLead participants elected to nonprofit board positions, Rob Acton, Founder and Principal of Cause Strategy Partners, responds to questions that look back at the firm’s growth, and also looks toward a greater future for the nonprofit sector, galvanized by an injection of motivated leaders. What do you think are a few of the primary […]
I sat in horror on January 6th with my fellow Americans as we watched scenes of violence, insurrection and white supremacy take place at the Capitol. On January 7th I sat in reflection. Public statements were made, emails poured in, and I was left with an overwhelming sense of despair and uncertainty, asking like many Americans, how do we come […]
During the overwhelming and frightening days of April 2020 — exactly a month after the World Health Organization formally declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic — I was asked by one of Cause Strategy Partners‘ Advisory Board Members if I thought interest in nonprofit board service was likely to decrease because of the risk of nonprofits going under.
BoardLeader Spotlights is an ongoing series focused on demonstrating the impact of exceptional participants of the BoardLead program, and sharing stories of authentic leadership in action. Read more about BoardLead alumni, Kerri Catalano and her work on the board of Beyond Differences.
The violence against and dehumanization of Black lives in our society is an ongoing evil that must be stopped. The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery — along with countless others — underscores the terrible effects of both interpersonal and systemic racism that exists in our society. Black lives matter.
One of Cause Strategy Partners‘ Advisory Board Members asked a great question: “Is there a possibility that interest in board service generally will decrease because of the risk of nonprofits going under?” She added, “I’m getting a lot of questions about the state of the sector and most folks are very pessimistic about any but the largest nonprofits making it through this time.”
After a week of rapidly changing responses to COVID-19 across the country, nonprofits are feeling the effects and having to make quick decisions on how to manage their organizations in light of social distancing.
In October, we shared a post on Ancillary boards, exploring these tested models for capacity building and leadership development for your organization. If one struck a chord, perhaps it’s time to consider forming your own ancillary board. Before you jump in, consider these five questions as you look to form a new sustainable, successful ancillary board: Have you defined a […]