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What we’re reading: Culture Fit vs. Culture Add

Posted by jennie

Placing too much emphasis on who “fits” an organization’s culture may backfire. Learn how, and consider what it means to focus on “culture add” instead... Read More »

The Journey to a Diverse Board

Posted by jennie

Diversity is important – having many voices at the table changes not only the conversation but also decisions made and actions taken. Creating a diverse board sends a powerful signal to staff, clients, donors, and the community. It says that you are truly committed to meeting the needs of your community and are starting at the top. Read More »

Boards with Brains: professional development series highlights core elements of effective nonprofit boards

Posted by jennie

“SVP Boulder County serves a very valuable purpose, and its highly credible Boards with Brains series is key to that purpose," says local nonprofit board member Raj Rawat, a passionate education advocate. Read More »

Partner Reflections on the SVP Global Summit: Three Takeaways

Posted by jennie

As a new board member for SVP Boulder County, I was excited to travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the SVP Global Summit – an international gathering of more than 300 individuals representing a global network of SVP staff, corporate and nonprofit partners. In reflecting on the Summit, there were three main takeaways. Read More »

SVP Global Summit 2019: reflections on “centering” marginalized communities

Posted by jennie

I’m convinced that centering those who have lacked opportunity, who have experienced ‘isms’, who have been marginalized is crucial to doing better and to avoiding harm. So... Read More »

Deadline for 2018 Execs Evolve Clients

Posted by maryswa17

SVP’s Execs Evolve is an affordable, six-month executive coaching program designed specifically for nonprofit directors. Interested director-level staff is encouraged to register by February 21, 2018. Read More »

Living SVP’s Values (Part 2): “Risking & Growing”

Posted by olga

There’s sector-wide acceptance that risk is risky – and failure wastes precious, already limited resources. In truth, nonprofits live in risk. This disconnect is the reason SVP chose to name "Risk & Growth" as a core organizational value. Read More »