Spring 2018 Article Reprints

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Is it ever a good idea for a prior CEO to rejoin the organization as a member of the board? The Nonprofit Whisperer weighs in!
The Nonprofit Whisperer (Spring 2018) 250101
Here, David Renz looks back at his leading edge work on nonprofit boards and the research that has emerged since then around networked governance.
Fear, Tradition, and Serendipity: The Unacknowledged Drivers of Governance Strategy (Spring 2018) 250102
This article explores the role that fear, tradition, and serendipity play as unconscious factors influencing board choices and action, and how we might better combat the negative effects of board decision making that tend to result in maintaining a less-than-useful status quo.
Fear, Tradition, and Serendipity: The Unacknowledged Drivers of Governance Strategy (Spring 2018) 250103
How do nonprofit–public partnerships form, and how are they governed? This article analyzes the life cycle of such collaborations, which can be challenged by complex power dynamics.
Windows of Collaborative Opportunity: Considerations of Governance (Spring 2018) 250104
Nonprofits are generally viewed as entities that primarily respond to government or market failure. But nonprofits are well situated to shape—rather than just respond to—the process of governance, and local organizations are becoming more and more central to promoting neighborhood democracy.
Between Public and Private Action: Neighborhood Organizations and Local Governance (Spring 2018) 250105
This article presents a case study demonstrating a successful hybrid model of stakeholder engagement in action.
Organizing First: A Case for a Hybrid Version of Stakeholder Engagement (Spring 2018) 250106
In this column, Mark Light explores the notion of servant leadership, and asks, “What does it mean to serve first?”
You First: Leadership for a New World (Spring 2018) 250107
This article, by the FrameWorks Institute’s CEO Nat Kendall-Taylor, looks at how a well grounded understanding of culture is essential to driving social change.
Life in the Fishbowl: Culture, Cognition, and Communication (Spring 2018) 250108
Here, the author describes the regulatory framework for online charitable fundraising, and outlines a systematic approach that organizations can follow to evaluate their compliance obligations on an ongoing basis.
Click to Donate: Which States Have Jurisdiction over My Online Fundraising? (Spring 2018) 250109
This article looks at the perilous practice of “dipping” into restricted funding streams— something that most nonprofits have had to do at one time or another in order to make good on their financial obligations.
Are You a Dipper? Nonprofits, Sin, and Shadow Loans (Spring 2018) 250110