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Here are some of my favorite posts of the week in the areas of nonprofit organizations, corporate governance, philanthropy, and social enterprises:

  • Washington Post: President & founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are stepping down: http://wapo.st/NfAsda
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: The Cohen Report: The Boy Scouts Scandal http://eepurl.com/onhQ1
  • Gene: California bill would expand penalties for nonprofits, fundraisers that misuse funds http://www.sacbee.com/2 AB 2327
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: New Credit Union Would Cater to Nonprofits and Their Employees http://ow.ly/cPrsi
  • Independent Sector: Nonprofits that use private management firms to pay executives can shield compensation from the public http://ow.ly/cIp11
  • Law For Change: Are you a social enterprise [for-profit or nonprofit] looking for answers to your legal questions? LawForChange features a Q&A: http://law4.ch/QLtoYQ
  • Lucy Bernholz: The right info at the right time to the right people – foundations and learning http://philanthropy.blogspot.com/2
  • Net Impact: What happens when small do-gooders buddy up with big corporations? From the Net Impact blog: http://bit.ly/P07RtC
  • Gene: Mergers fail more often than marriages | Pays to consider a merger as one of many options & not a yes/no question
  • AFJ Bolder Advocacy: Working on California ballot measure? Check our resources http://bit.ly/QRlFsk
  • Debra Beck: High-impact nonprofit board activities (quick poll results) http://bit.ly/Nbzu1o
  • Heather Carpenter: Alliance Conference 2012: "We spend a lot of time thinking about what we want to say but little about how we want to be heard."
  • TEDx Presidio: "Reinventing Capitalism" at TEDxPresidio, Sept. 8. CSR, sustainability, innovation — tickets? They're going fast: http://owl.li/cp7YT

And 3 Practical Governance Tips from Jan Masaoka at Nonprofit Day 2012 (thanks to YNPN-San Diego):

  • The Executive Director is responsible for the success of the board of directors
  • You have to have 3 board members that want to do something, and then you can win the rest of them over
  • Every board has a pass for having 2 people who don't do anything…any more than that and it starts to demoralize people

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