September 16, 2009

Why Nonprofit Boards Fail, Plus More: Wednesday's Roundup

  • Micromanaging, not resolving conflicts, and ignorance of nonprofit law are some of the most common governance mistakes at charities, writes Ellis McGehee Carter, a lawyer in Phoenix, on her blog.
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity Worldwide, a new book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, offers “perspective, insight, and clear-eyed optimism” for how to fight global poverty by helping women, says Bill Gates Sr., one of the leaders of the Gates foundation, in the Huffington Post.