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

  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: The state of the sector via Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • AFJ Bolder Advocacy: New post! Seven Strategies for Becoming a Fearless Ambassador for Your Cause
  • Sustainable Law: IRS revokes exemption for 501(c)(4) due to political activity [Ed. The IRS cited private benefit as the reason for the revocation.]
  • Gene: Sandusky Penn State scandal – ; our op-ed for The Chronicle of Philanthropy last year on lessons to be learned –
  • Foundation Center: [Commentary] If Nonprofits Fail
  • Rob Reich: Provocative blog debate about the value of 990s, open data, nonprofits, and GuidestarUSA.
  • Emily: How Personalities Affect Your Board – observations about some desirable & undesirable qualities via Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Bridgestar: 7 Questions to ask a nonprofit board member during your ‪Nonprofit‬ ‪Due‬ ‪Diligence‬
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: The Best and Worst of Board Chairs
  • Capacity For Change: Nice article by Alice Korngold – Fixing Your Nonprofit Board: When Incremental Steps Aren't Enough:
  • Gene: The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else; the driving force of a career must come from you.

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