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  The most recent leadership transition at Planned Parenthood is troubling.  In fact, unplanned leadership transitions at national nonprofit organizations, particularly chapter oriented organizations with strong-willed, quasi independent local/regional groups, are often rife with challenges – and unfortunately, not uncommon. The Red Cross suffered over a...

The ‘Hamilton’- Pence incident provoked another overwrought Trumpian bluster; but it’s also a case study about the ability of theater to influence. It illuminates the difference between song lyrics and prose and, ultimately, the difference between propaganda and the power of art to change the world. "Hamilton"...

Ensuring outstanding management leadership is arguably the single most important responsibility of the nonprofit board. The CEO, more than any other person or group, manages the financial affairs and shapes the programmatic vision that keeps the organization solvent, accessible and relevant. Executive Summary Hiring a nonprofit CEO...

Holland Carter in his Museums and Morals essay in the New York Times conflates two important ideas about arts and ethics.  However, while I agree with both, by doing so he mitigates the importance of each: His first thesis; there are dangers when corporations sponsor arts organizations or...