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Stand for Your Mission: The Power of Board Advocacy - A Discussion Guide for Boards

Publication date: 
10/01/2014

There are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States with an estimated 20 million board members at the helm. The sheer number of people who devote their lives, their money, and their time to an important mission is truly inspiring.

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Resources from Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection

Publication date: 
05/01/2014

Resources from SCG's 2014 program on recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection. 

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A Time for Action: LA 2020 Commission Recommendations

Publication date: 
04/01/2014

Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.” The group of prominent business, labor and civic leaders called on elected officials to enact a wide-ranging series of policy initiatives—increasing the minimum wage, combining giant twin harbors into a single port, altering oversight of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and bolstering efforts to promote tourism.

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Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Publication date: 
04/01/2014

Produced in partnership with the D5 Coalition and the Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership Program, "Vision and Voice" is the product of a year-long process of research and dialogue with northwest foundation leaders about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy.

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25 nonprofit leaders open up to conference participants about what it takes to be effective

Publication date: 
03/01/2014

Conference participants regularly tell us at GEO how much they value hearing from nonprofit leaders during our events. — and many say we should feature these leaders even more. Why? While we are all in this work to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations, I think it’s because we rarely have an opportunity for frank conversations with leaders about how to support their effectiveness.

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3 Insights for Evaluation

Publication date: 
03/01/2014

Many evaluations are guided a by time-tested set of questions: what happened? how efficiently and effectively were the results achieved? What are the next steps? Speakers at GEO's 2014 Conference in Los Angeles are asking some additional questions. In doing so, they add important layers of nuance to the foundational practices of evaluation in philanthropy.

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