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Interesting Links: Nonprofit Governance, Year of India, and More

April 11, 2011

Back from vacation and a few interesting links to share with you all.  Lots more to come this week:

The Financial Post offers some insightful tips for nonprofit boards and best practices in governance – including the ideal size of a board, the board’s fundraising role, and executive compensation.  One of our findings has been that small community nonprofit organizations need some help around nonprofit and board governance – hopefully this article is a good start!

2011 is the “Year of India” in Canada – this Globe and Mail interview with the Consul General tells us more about the coming year’s activities, including the Bollywood awards and a conference for Indian diaspora.  I hope philanthropy will be on the agenda!

Do you think giving to charity is a mistake? Neither do I – but this guy does.  Freakonomics contributor James Altucher on why he doesn’t give to charity but tries to find more direct need is really problematic to me in a lot of ways.  What do you think?

The ILO and Johns Hopkins have created the first-ever Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work, or “set of international guidelines for generating regular, reliable statistics on volunteering which will allow for comparison across countries and regions.”  You can check out the Manual here.

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