Study: 64% of nonprofit CEOs see diversity as important for boards | Study: 64% of nonprofit CEOs see diversity as important for boards | House passes bill that would limit Johnson Amendment
July 20, 2018
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Study: 64% of nonprofit CEOs see diversity as important for boards
Study: 64% of nonprofit CEOs see diversity as important for boards
Seventy percent of nonprofit CEOs view overall diversity as important for staff but just 64% view it as important for board members and 60% see it as important for senior leadership, according to a study from The Center for Effective Philanthropy. Meanwhile, 82% of nonprofit CEOs say racial diversity is important for their cause.
The NonProfit Times (Morris Plains, N.J.) (7/19) 
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House passes bill that would limit Johnson Amendment
The House has passed a minibus spending packaging with language that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from denying tax exemptions to churches that engage in political activity, thereby curtailing the Johnson Amendment. The measure is expected to face resistance in the Senate.
The Hill (7/19) 
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RAICES declines $250K Salesforce donation over CBP association
The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services has turned down a $250,000 donation from Salesforce, citing Salesforce's contracts with US Customs and Border Protection. "Your software provides an operational backbone for the agency, and thus does directly support CBP in implementing its inhumane and immoral policies," said Jonathan Ryan, RAICES executive director.
USA Today (7/19),  Fast Company online (7/19) 
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Boards in Action
Cape and Islands United Way unveils 2018-19 nonprofit partners
The Cape and Islands United Way in Massachusetts will work with 38 different organizations for 2018-19 and distribute grants totaling $400,000. The organization will continue to focus investments in four areas: education, financial stability, health and housing, and this year a community impact team focused on Martha's Vineyard will give grants to five nonprofits on the island.
Cape Cod Times (Mass.) (tiered subscription model) (7/18) 
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Strategic Leadership
Nonprofits benefit from community media, good storytelling
Nonprofits can harness community media to reach a new audience and help drive fundraising. The key to making that strategy a success is compelling storytelling that makes clear who the story is about and tells donors how your organization wants to help.
Forbes (7/19) 
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How to be a better communicator
When communicating with colleagues, don't be long-winded, don't interrupt and don't be quick to debate everything, Art Petty writes. "Ask for feedback from trusted colleagues on your communication style, including whether you are known for sharing ideas and communicating in a crisp, transparent manner," he advises.
Art Petty (7/19) 
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Sector Analysis and Impact
Summer program steers Neb. girls toward STEM
Twenty-six incoming eighth-grade girls in Nebraska are participating in a pilot program offering the "Eureka!" science, technology, engineering and math program from Girls Inc. During the five-year program, students take part in STEM summer camps for the first two years, work at summer internships in local businesses for another two years, and earn college credits during their final summer.
Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.) (tiered subscription model) (7/18) 
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BoardSource News and Notes
Today's featured publication: The Nonprofit Dashboard
Today's featured publication: The Nonprofit Dashboard
A dashboard report presents a quick, comprehensive overview of an organization's status and overall direction. This book presents different styles of dashboards and offers detailed illustrations to help organizations get started with their own dashboard reports. Get your copy today!
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Bylaws Dos and Don'ts
Carefully crafted bylaws and adherence to them can help ensure the fairness of your board decisions and provide protection against legal challenges. Give your bylaws the attention they demand. This free resource is designed to help. Download now.
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