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Browse our management and leadership advice to find guidance on how leaders can build inclusive cultures, retain staff, manage inter-generational teams, oversee operations in a hybrid world, and more.

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  • Video

    How Nonprofits Can Use A.I. Well — and Avoid Pitfalls

    A panel of experts discuss what to consider when adopting A.I., simple steps to get started, and ways to make sure you ‘do no harm’ when using this technology.
  • Pay Equity

    Pay-Transparency Laws Change the Game for Equity — and Nonprofit Executive Searches

    As more states adopt laws that require employers to disclose compensation for open positions, here are key things to consider when setting salary ranges for leadership roles at your organization.
  • Advice

    6 Ways Nonprofits Can Take Action Amid Economic Uncertainty

    Leaders should analyze finances, collaborate when possible, and communicate clearly and frequently with stakeholders, among other steps to steady a nonprofit’s course through choppy economic waters.
  • Management and Leadership

    How Fundraisers Can Get Off the Road to Exhaustion and Burnout

    Unfamiliarity with the physical signs of stress and burnout can prevent fundraisers from taking the breaks they need to recover.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    How to Advance Racial Equity: One Foundation Shares Lessons

    The staff and board of the James Irvine Foundation participated in 18 months of training to embed racial equity into their programs, operations, and grant making.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    4 Proven Ways to Advance Racial Equity

    A nonprofit that works to advance equity identified four core commitments that are critical to furthering racial equity. Here’s how one nonprofit adopted them — and how you can, too.
  • Video

    Two CEOs Share Insights on Leading in Challenging Times

    Barron Segar, president and CEO of the World Food Program USA, and Anne Aslett, CEO of the Elton John AIDS Foundation discuss how they’ve been guiding their organizations through threats of famine, recession fears, and more and share insights on fundraising, talent management, and planning amid uncertainty.
  • Executive Leadership

    Lessons From a Merger

    Start by accepting that the old ways of doing business have not produced the results that philanthropy and nonprofits are seeking.
  • Video

    The Great Nonprofit Leadership Turnover

    As nonprofits struggle with high levels of staff turnover and fierce competition for leaders, a group of experts joined the Chronicle to discuss how to train and retain chief executives and how to cope with the so-called Great Resignation.
  • Management and Leadership

    Humanize Your Hiring Process — Here’s Why and How

    Six ways one nonprofit has improved its recruiting — such as highlighting skills rather than credentials, including salary ranges in job ads, and making interviews more equitable.