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A Message to Corporate Leaders Post Charleston

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Melissa J. Nixon

I can only imagine what it was like in many corporate offices post the tragedy of Charleston on the Thursday that followed such a devastating event. I can remember many times when I was in a corporate environment not wanting to go into work because of national events that happened revolving around race.

How to Know if You Are a Lousy Volunteer

Raymond Dickey | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Raymond Dickey

If you natural tendency is to scare people into doing what you want them to do, then you may actually accomplish the opposite. People are more likely to volunteer their time when they feel it is their choice to do so and that their efforts are appreciated.

Former Second Mile Board Member Sues Charity For Donations

Posted 06.08.2012 | Impact

A former board member of the Second Mile charity associated with Jerry Sandusky is now suing the organization. Lance Shaner and his wife are suing...

My Trip to England: The Power of Boards

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As England, and much of the rest of the world, attempts to build more private support for the arts, it will be essential that board members open their hearts and their rolodexes and come to feel a vital part of fundraising endeavors.

How To Deal With A Bad Board Member

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Tied at the hip, VC's and entrepreneurs take large risks together. VC's invest in startups with minimal tangible assets and no certainty about the product's viability, market size or customer adoption. Entrepreneurs face all that, and add one more risk to their list: the bad board member.