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Who cares about how nonprofit foundation boards govern themselves? I do, and you should too.

Anne Wallestad •
Huffington Post

This week, the Center for Effective Philanthropy released a new study on the practices of foundation boards — a project on which BoardSource had the opportunity to collaborate. The report is a straightforward report-out on responses from 64 private foundations about the composition and practices of their boards, which might prompt some to ask: So


8 Storytelling Ideas to Engage Volunteers and Donors

Jenny Traster •

Nonprofit survival depends on the hearty engagement of donors and volunteers, but keeping them engaged takes more than a random email blast every six months or so. You need to forge an ongoing, emotional connection that builds trust and strengthens relationships. Many nonprofits are finding much success achieving exactly that by mastering the art of


8 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Out In Philanthropy

Kris Putnam-Walkerly •

How new foundation leaders can have lasting and effective success. While many foundation boards are made up of veteran philanthropists, most new and emerging foundation heads are brand-new to the world of philanthropy . The philanthropic sector has grown steadily in the past few years; in 2017, foundation giving increased by 6% and corporate giving


Bitcoin helping shape L.A.’s real estate industry

Jacob Maslow •
Las Angeles Home

Los Angeles’ real estate market is on the rise, with the median home price jumping 8.4 percent year-over-year in March. Home prices in Southern California have risen to all-time highs, with condo prices rising $40,000 in the past year to an average price of $519,000. Prices nationwide are rising as the housing industry’s inventory levels


The Mural Building: Special Olympics Chicago


Special Olympics has been advocating for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for half a century, and it all started right here in Chicago. The first event was held at Soldier Field in 1968 and what followed was a movement that expanded sports programs to support aspiring athletes around the globe. As Chicago’s