Multicultural Board Leadership Academy
People of color make up 60% of California's population, yet represent less than one quarter of nonprofit board members in the state. Our 8-week Multicultural Board Leadership Academy board recruitment and training program (April 22 – June 17) is designed to help prepare the next generation of diverse leaders for Bay Area nonprofit boards. Help create boards that reflect the voice and composition of the whole community and get ready to contribute to a cause that you value. Be part of the next generation of board leaders.
Blog:"Top 9 Tips for Boards Working with an Interim ED"
Readers loved JR Yeager's CompassPoint blog "Interim EDs: Making a Good Thing Work for You" so much that he's written this new post in which he shares his top nine tips on how a board can best partner with an interim executive director during an organizational leadership transition. First on the list: "Interim means interim." This may seem like common sense, but you'd be surprised how many organizations bend this rule. Read the full list.
Want more tips? JR will be leading the workshop For Boards: How to Prepare for Your ED Search on April 8, 2014 in Oakland.
Strengthening the Leadership Pipeline in New Orleans
Nine years post-Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans nonprofits remain challenged to respond to the economic and community effects of the disaster. (Read the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center's assessment of needs and bright spots in the economic report "New Orleans Index at Eight.") Through a partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, CompassPoint is launching a program for Emerging Leaders modeled after our Next Generation Leaders of Color program. Graduates from the New Orleans program will join a growing alumni group of over 90 leaders, all of whom are committed to work that addresses issues of social equity. Read more on the foundation's website.
Your Journey is Unique – Our Annual Report
Our just-released annual report mixes video, audio, and interviews to bring to life our work supporting the unique leadership journeys of three clients – the Alliance for Community Transformations, Next Generation Leaders of Color program participant Monica Ann Arrambide, and Donaldina Cameron House. Take a few minutes to explore these colleagues' journeys – we think the themes will resonate with you in many ways. View our new annual report here.
And will you honor your leadership journey and support the leadership journeys of other nonprofit leaders? Please consider a contribution to CompassPoint and support our work with the over 3,000 nonprofit leaders we serve each year. Donate now.
UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising
The newly released study UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund development among key board and staff leaders. Download the full report (PDF). Learn more about the study and how to participate in the national conversation about the findings here.