Category Archives: Technical Assistance

What the Mad Men Finale Tells Us About Advertising, Storytelling and Dominant Social Power

Posted on by Ennis Carter, Social Impact Studios Director

(SPOILER ALERT: If you’re still catching up with Mad Men and haven’t seen the series finale, don’t read this!) The reactions to the Mad Men series finale make for interesting social commentary. Not just because more people seem to have impassioned … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: My Path to Becoming Board President

Posted on by Mary Lev, The Center for Contemporary Art Board President

A funny thing happened to me about a year ago. After several months of “heavy volunteering” at The Center for Contemporary Art, I was invited to join the organization’s board. I was surprised and thrilled to be asked, and accepted … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Programming Your Nonprofit Fundraising GPS

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, The Nonprofit Center

How to Help the Board Find a Fundraising Route that Works We know that boards of directors can play a critical role in fundraising for a nonprofit — but we also know that this is a chronic area of concern … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Developing an Appreciation for Depreciation

Posted on by Hilda Polanco, Founder and CEO of Fiscal Management Associates

For board members who do not have a background in finance and accounting, the concept of depreciation can be somewhat of a mystery. What is it really? And if no one is showing up on our organization’s doorstep with a … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: The Key to a Strong Founder-Board Relationship

Posted on by Laura Otten, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University

  I love founders. When I think of amazing nonprofits and the incredible work they do, I cannot help but appreciate the creative and dedicated individuals who gave them their starts. But every up-side has a down-side — even when … Continue reading

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