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The Mural Building: American Writers Museum

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“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.” – Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895) Two hundred years ago, author and orator Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland. He bravely escaped and became an activist for the abolitionist movement through his powerful

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Six questions a foundation board should ask its CEO

Kris Putnam-Walkerly •
Forbes
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A board member’s job includes digging into strategy and process. Serving on a board isn’t just about approving grants. It’s about being a good steward of resources and sharing responsibility for shaping impact. Too often the focus tends to be on board meeting preparation and the efficiency of these meetings. Take a moment to break

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If you lead an association, you really need to read this

Bruce Weinstein •
Forbes
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Getty Royalty Free If you’re an association leader, this column is for you. I’ve been interviewing successful association leaders from a wide range of disciplines. I asked each person, “What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone just starting out?” There was little overlap in what each leader said, and their suggestions apply

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Successful association leaders do these six things

Bruce Weinstein •
Forbes
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Getty Royalty Free The most successful leaders are men and women of high character. That’s because their honesty, accountability, courage and fairness create tremendous loyalty in the people they lead. High-character leadership also promotes productivity. You want to work hard for someone who treats you with respect and pays you fairly. News about leaders, however, usually

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