Issue 1 – 2010

Self-Assessment Tools Ensure Quality
Thomas J. Harvey and John Tropman suggest resources to help board directors promote group accountability and ensure high quality decision making.

Learning to Act Instead of React
Hillside Family of Agencies shares how it learned to infuse strategic planning into daily operations.

The 'Three Ts' of Board Service
Being successful and impactful requires time, talent, and treasure, says a director on the board at Lutheran Social Services of New England.




Issue 4 – 2009

Member, Director, or Trustee?
In a new column, Thomas J. Harvey and John Tropman explain why terminology may be more important to quality nonprofit governance than once thought.

Linking Money and Mission
Does philanthropic culture impact the effectiveness
of board governance? Several leaders within the
Alliance network argue it does, and they're planning
to prove it.

A Powerhouse Volunteer Leaves Her Mark
Board service requires mutual understanding of motivations, says former Alliance board member.



Issue 3 – 2009

Thriving on ‘Dynamic Tension’
This companion piece to an article in the Alliance for Children & Families Magazine explains how the board of Alliance member Children’s Village created and implemented—in only 90 days—a plan to provide aftercare for teens.

‘What’ You Do Matters, But So Does ‘How’
An Alliance member CEO shares how asking a one-word question can stimulate dialogue and promote change.

Lessons for New Directors
Acclaimed board member at Alliance member Public Health Management Corporation shares her perspective.



Issue 2 – 2009

Changing Expectations for Human Services
Alliance President and CEO Peter Goldberg is a promoter of the trend toward blending the expertise of human service organizations with services and programs that assist families in attaining economic self-sufficiency. He shares his perspective and outlines new expectations of organizations and their boards of directors.

Helping Address Decreased Funding
Marketing professional Denise D’Rozario has been described as a “champion” board member at Alliance and UNCA member Family & Children’s Service.

Who Will Own the Nonprofit Sector?
The search for answers may produce a struggle for sector identity, says Paul C. Light. He examines four scenarios.