All posts by Holly Hall

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Nonprofit Trustees Urged to Get Involved in Public Policy

Holly Hall, an editor at The Chronicle, is contributing guest posts based on her reporting from the annual meeting of BoardSource, an organization that seeks to help trustees to do their jobs better. The conference took place in Atlanta.

Trustees have many reasons to lobby against cuts in government support to charities and the people they support.

While the altruistic reasons usually get all the attention, one national nonprofit leader is blunt about the direct hit board members themselves w…

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What Trustees Should Know About Collaboration Options

Holly Hall, an editor at The Chronicle, is contributing guest posts based on her reporting from the annual meeting of BoardSource, an organization that seeks to help trustees to do their jobs better. The conference took place last week in Atlanta.

As charities face money woes and increases in requests for help, some groups have decided to merge with other organizations. But mergers aren’t the only way to reduce overhead and grow more efficient, said Jean Butzen, an Evanston, Ill., consultant.

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Lessons in Working With Trustees

Holly Hall, an editor at The Chronicle, is contributing guest posts based on her reporting from the annual meeting of BoardSource, an organization that seeks to help trustees to do their jobs better. The conference took place last week in Atlanta.

Why do we need you?

That’s what anybody recruiting a board member should address before making a pitch. But nearly nobody does.

Most people neglect to say which skills matter and instead assure potential board members that the job won’t be much work. …