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Top 10 Ways to Get Investigated by a State Regulator

In October 2016, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) unveiled the “Top 10 Ways to Get Investigated by a State Regulator” at their joint annual conference. State attorneys general have the power to bring a nonprofit to justice if it is not in compliance with state laws. How can you avoid these top ten legal risks? BoardSource has compiled this resource to help you do just that.

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Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

The 2017 npEXPERTS ebook produced by Blackbaud Institute features the perspectives of ten nonprofit leaders — including Anne Wallestad, president and CEO of BoardSource — on fundraising. To read Anne’s thoughts on how to start building a culture of philanthropy on your board, read Fundraising Matters.


Advancing Collaboration

Stanford Social Innovation Review, in partnership with BBB’s, is featuring a series of articles on collaboration. Governing a Collaborative Organization” is Anne Wallestad’s contribution. In it, she asks if boards might be getting in the way. Read Anne’s perspectives and visit The Power of Possibility website to learn more about strategic partnerships and restructuring.



BoardSource welcomes Julia Wilson to its board. Julia Wilson, chief executive of OneJustice, has joined the BoardSource board of directors. Recognized as a standout leader in the social sector and for bringing passion, creativity, and commitment to her work for social justice, Julia is a true believer in the power of board leadership to transform organizations and knows firsthand what that means. BoardSource selected OneJustice as the grand-prize winner of the Prudential Leadership Awards for Exceptional Nonprofit Boards in 2013 in recognition of the work Julia and the OneJustice board did to reimagine their organization and its core purpose, putting OneJustice on a path to dramatically expanded impact. Read more.

Affinity Fundraising Registration: New BoardSource member benefit. BoardSource is pleased to announce that it is now partnering with Affinity Fundraising Registration to help our members who fundraise throughout the country comply with each state’s charitable solicitation registration laws, which differ from state to state. By ensuring that your organization’s fundraising is entirely legal in every state in which you raise funds, you reduce your board members’ personal liability for your organization. Learn more about Affinity’s exclusive opportunities for BoardSource members when you access your member benefits, or request an estimate for Affinity’s services.


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Discovering the Power of Practical Strategy
July 10 | 2-3 pm ET

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Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Board Chairs
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, & 25 | 12-1:30 pm ET

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Moving Beyond “By the Book” Strategic Planning — A Market-Driven Approach to Strategy
July 19 | 2-3 pm ET

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Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Chief Executives
Thursdays, July 13, 20, & 27 | 2-3:30 pm

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Webinar on Webinars
July 27 | 1-2 pm ET

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Strategic Planning: Is Your Board Ready?
August 15 | 2-3 pm ET

BoardSource Leadership Forum
October 18-20 | Seattle, WA

Executive Retreat: Coming Together to Discover, Collaborate, and Learn
December 6-8 | Hilton Head, SC




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