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.
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.
A few weeks ago, I shared the Five Symptoms of an Unhealthy Board that I’ve observed over the course of my career working with nonprofit boards. As a reminder: The Silent Start: Board members sit in awkward silence as they wait for the Board Chair to call the meeting to order. They don’t seem to know (or even like) each another. […]
BoardLead, the signature program of Cause Strategy Partners, was recently featured in the NY Daily News! The op-ed piece, written by leaders at the New York Community Trust, calls on both philanthropy and the arts community to seize the ‘Black Panther’ moment by doubling down on our collective commitment to greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts. We couldn’t […]
By Erin Connell, Consultant at Cause Strategy Partners, LLC Our BoardLeaders have proven their capabilities and drive in sheer numbers, with 56 BoardLeaders serving as high-impact nonprofit board members on 120 boards in New York and Chicago. As we prepare to launch our next round of BoardLead in both cities, our team wondered: what qualitative impact and growth have our […]