What to know before you join the board

What You Should Know Before Joining a Nonprofit Board

August 10, 2015

Ten years ago, I received a call asking, "Would you be interested in joining our board?" It would have been helpful to have a list of questions to ask current board members and the executive director before I began this journey.

Full house at FCSF's July 22 event on Black Male Achievement

5 R's of Getting Philanthropic Support for Your Grassroots Organization

July 30, 2015

A representative of a local grassroots nonprofit asked a challenging question at a recent event at Foundation Center San Francisco: How can smaller grassroots organizations compete with more established nonprofits to garner the support of funders? Shawn Dove from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement had some valuable advice, which he refers to as the “5 Rs”.