Sumption & Wyland Articles

Some of these articles are “evergreen” – good information but dated by references to dates and, occasionally, outdated statistics.  This happens when your body of work extends back to the 1990s!

Don’t forget to check out Margaret Sumption’s “Leading in the Moment” and Michael Wyland’s “The Wyland Report” e-newsletters for more resources.

Nonprofit Boards

Role of the Board Chair

The Role of the Nonprofit Board Chair The nonprofit board chair’s role is one of the most important, least well-defined, and least understood leadership positions. 

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Nonprofit Policy

Nonprofit Dissolutions

Nonprofit Dissolutions – What to Do When a Nonprofit Ceases Operations? In addition to any information you find here and elsewhere, the bottom line is

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Head Start for All?

Head Start for All? – Thoughts on a Wall Street Journal Editorial This article is based on the editorial printed in The Wall Street Journal

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Strategic Planning

Planning Strategic Planning

Planning Strategic Planning Cost of Strategic PlanningWhenever we’re asked about our strategic planning services, one of the first questions is about cost. The first answer

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Consulting with Nonprofit Organizations as Clients

Nonprofit Governance and Strategy

Nonprofit Political Speech

Nonprofit Political Speech in a Post-Citizens United and IRS Scandal Environment The following paper was presented at the 2014 ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit

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Community Linkages

Community Linkages:Targeting the Desired Linkage The following table gives a brief outline of the key elements in various types of linkages a nonprofit might employ

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