2014-10-14 14.05.00

My week started in Houston speaking at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference and visiting the awesome dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Have a listen to Was (Not Was)’s Walk the Dinosaur while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week:

  • CompassPoint: What’s your “problem?” Moving past mission statements to a deeper #nonprofit strategy: http://ow.ly/CRUza
  • Foundation Center – San Francisco: Need $$$ for your #arts program or organization? Fiscal sponsorship may be right for you. Find out 10/20 http://ow.ly/CLkst [Ed. I’m looking forward to being on the panel!]
  • Independent Sector: “Why pit charity against strategic philanthropy & systems change? Let’s meld them into a force for good.” — @Diaviv http://ow.ly/CJNiX
  • Sandra Feinsmith: 20% of Grant Makers Pay Trustee Fees, Study Finds http://shar.es/1mtj2e via @Philanthropy
  • Debra Beck: Lurking, learning w/@BoardSource Leadership Forum backchannel. A few favorite tweets from yesterday http://bit.ly/1vWsJ9l #blf2014
  • Debra Beck: Board Leadership Forum: Favorite insights, highlights from day 2 http://bit.ly/1xCXgbi #blf2014
  • Council of Nonprofits: Good Qs for all board members to bring w/ them into the board room, courtesy of @nhnonprofits http://buff.ly/1xSw3S4
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: A scary trend of gov’ts isolating #civilsociety from international #donors & advocacy networks is gaining momentum http://hubs.ly/y0ddPs0
  • TIME: Malala Yousafzai: Survivor, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner. http://ti.me/1nfNc7g
  • Fast Company Co-Exist: Has microfinance lost its mission? http://f-st.co/m8cHyd9
  • McKinsey on Society: “Case studies, global surveys, + reports offer proof that using business as a force for good is good for business” http://ow.ly/Cwcjv