Thursday, August 27, 2009

Making our board future

“We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make….”

-- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy

How would we govern as if we lived on in the future our boards make? How does your board govern as if this were true? How can you make it true, starting now?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Finding community in board practice

I've been wanting to share the highlights of my doctoral research with readers of this blog since completing my dissertation earlier this year, but finding ways to distill all of the fascinating detail into something appropriate for this platform has been more of a struggle than I anticipated.

If I wait for that perfect presentation venue to come to me, I'll never have a chance to share what I learned with boards and others who might benefit from this knowledge. In the end, I've decided to simply dive in and offer a rough outline of the work and the takeaway messages. The video below is my first attempt to articulate that publicly.

I welcome questions, feedback, etc., on what is offered. That, frankly, would be a service to me as I find ways to translate this work into resources that could be useful to working boards.


With the hard part now behind me, I look forward to expanding upon key components of my findings in future entries. Hold me to that promise!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Reporting from SRNI

I'm writing from this year's Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute, learning much about a range of issues.

For more detailed coverage, please visit the institute blog at