News & Views

A blog for those interested in what affects, motivates and drives the New York City Nonprofit Sector — written by CRE’s crackerjack consulting team. We hope you use this space to share your thoughts, ask questions and engage in conversations about our city, social justice and the nonprofit sector.

Becoming a Strong Board Chair

by Valyrie Laedlein

Have I got a job for you?

Role:To lead a group of under-available, over-committed volunteers responsible  Read more >>

The Importance of Community Within the Board Room

 By Valyrie Laedlein - In any setting, what is it that compels hard work, extension of self, high performance, commitment of time?   Read more >>

Your Board’s Generative Work

by Valyrie Laedlein - How much time do those of us on executive teams spend preparing reports, summaries, “Board Books,” and Power Point presentations for our Board of Directors meetings?  Read more >>

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