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Changing Your Organization’s Name

by Molly O'Connell
There are both legal and communications steps to consider when changing your organizations name. The following resources offer information and advice.

Board Members as Ambassador

by Molly O'Connell
One very important role that board members can play is as mission ambassadors, generating awareness of and excitement for your organization’s work, accomplishments, and goals.

Virtual Events

by Molly O'Connell
Virtual events are becoming increasingly common, whether as a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, or just as a way to bring people together across geographic distance. The following resources provide advice for effective virtual events.

Beyond the Board Statement: How Can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice?

by Molly O'Connell
In the wake of the uprisings against police violence and as communities and organizations grapple with a long history of race-based disparities, nonprofit and philanthropic boards are actively discussing whether to make a statement at all, and if so, what it should contain. What is the nonprofit board of directors’ responsibility and opportunity for leadership […]

Community-Centric Fundraising

by Molly O'Connell
Community-Centric Fundraising is a movement to evolve how fundraising is done in the nonprofit sector. Its goal is to support fundraisers and other nonprofit professionals to re-examine every fundraising philosophy and practice they have been taught, engage in vigorous ongoing conversations, and explore doing fundraising in ways that reduce harm and further social justice.

Accounting Standards for Nonprofits

by Molly O'Connell
Due of the nature of their work, charitable organizations are expected to uphold principles of transparency and accountability. Fund accounting is a crucial part of that effort because it allows nonprofits to track every dollar spent back to the original funding source to ensure that donor intentions were met.

Moving from Actor to Ally to Accomplice

by Molly O'Connell
What does it mean to use one’s power and privilege as an ally? The following articles offer advice.

Conflict Resolution

by Molly O'Connell
While steps may be taken to prevent conflict, many relationships and organizations will encounter conflict at some stage. When handled well, conflict can be not only resolved, but channeled into creative, positive outcomes. The following resources will you help you prevent, resolve and transform conflict.

Allegories on Race & Racism

by Molly O'Connell
An excellent TEDx talk by Dr. Camara Jones, who shares four allegories on “race” and racism which illustrate through stories and metaphor how racism operates at institutional, interpersonal and internalized levels, as well as suggestions for how to be actively anti-racist.

Color blind or color brave?

by Molly O'Connell
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it’s a “conversational third rail.” But, she says, that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes […]