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Attention to Refugees Ever More Important as Numbers Rise

World Refugee Day was observed last week, and it is ever more important to recognize the parameters of this issue, be...

World Refugee Day was observed last week, and it is ever more important to recognize the parameters of this issue, because they are expanding. The U.N. refugee agency announced recently that the world's population of refugees had increased by 6 million between 2012 and 2013. For last year, the 51.2 million refugees included 2.5 million new refugees from Syria and another 6.5 million people displaced within the war-torn country.

Attention to Refugees Ever More Important as Numbers Rise, June 23, 2014, Nonprofit Quarterly, by Rich Cohen

Is Strategic Philanthropy Yesterday's News?

We have now come to the conclusion that if funders are to make greater progress in meeting society's urgent chall...

We have now come to the conclusion that if funders are to make greater progress in meeting society's urgent challenges, they must move beyond today's rigid and predictive model of strategy to a more nuanced model of emergent strategy that better aligns with the complex nature of social progress. Continue reading here.

Is Strategic Philanthropy Yesterday's News? June 10, 2014, Nonprofit Quarterly, by William Schambra

 

 

Board Member Independence

A key legal obligation of a board member is a duty of loyalty. The object of this loyalty is the nonprofit organizati...

A key legal obligation of a board member is a duty of loyalty. The object of this loyalty is the nonprofit organization each board member is helping to govern. Board members have a duty to place the interest of their nonprofit before anything else when acting in their fiduciary capacity. This undivided loyalty means objectivity in decision making, an unbiased approach to issues, freedom from ulterior motives or external control, and an absence of conflict of interest when choosing between options. Ultimately the full board as a body must act in an independent manner in its decision making. Continue reading here.

Board Member Independence, June 17, 2015, Board Source