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Make your Board Leadership Award application shine

If you haven’t submitted your Board Leadership Award application, use this advice from selection committee member Andy Davis to make your application stand out from the pack. Davis is BoardSource’s Director of Training and has served on the Board Leadership Award selection committee for five years.

Selection Committee Member Lewis Flax Shares Thoughts on Board Leadership Award

Lewis Flax has served on the Selection Committee for the Board Leadership Award for three years. He is a faculty member at the Center, and is the founder of the firm Flax Associates. Flax took the time to shares his thoughts on the Board Leadership Award in this Q&A.

Nonprofit Board Responsibilities

By DeLeon & Stang CPAs and Advisors

Serving on a nonprofit board is an honor. It’s also a big responsibility, since it is the board’s job to govern and guide the organization. Promoting the organization’s mission, instituting best practices, and proactively managing risk can help ensure board effectiveness.

Mission and Purpose

Learn More About the Board Leadership Award from Selection Committee Member Larry Robertson

Larry Robertson was a board member of N Street Village when the organization won the first Board Leadership Award in 2011. He has served on the award's Selection Committee for the last four years, and in this Q&A, he shares his thoughts on the award and the process of choosing the winners.

Can you walk us through the committee’s process for reviewing nominations? 

The Top 10 Legal Pitfalls for Nonprofits

by Benjamin Takis, Founding Attorney, Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC

Running a nonprofit is not easy. In addition to constant fundraising challenges and the difficulty of meeting mission goals with limited resources, nonprofits must navigate a minefield of legal rules and restrictions. With these competing priorities, it is perhaps not surprising that legal considerations often are not taken seriously until it's too late.

Center's VitalHealth Alert

Employees Communicating Inaccurate Information to the Health Insurance Marketplace and/or IRS can Cost Organizations a Penalty.

By Karen Brown, Director, VitalHealth

Center Partner Can Help Nonprofits Save on Energy Costs

By Nextility

Organizations' energy costs can be their biggest monthly expense after payroll and rent. Yet many don’t realize that they could significantly reduce the cost by selecting a new energy supplier with better pricing. Performing this due diligence can save your nonprofit thousands of dollars that could be better spent on fulfilling your mission.

Center Programs Can Help Nonprofits Attract Top Employees

In the January/February issue of ASAE’s Associations Now Greater Washington, Stacy Whitehorne’s article “How to Lure Top Talent” discusses the challenges nonprofits in the Washington, DC area face in attracting top-notch employees. Three main factors make the area a tough one for recruiting new employees:

Collaboration Readiness Indicators

By McCormick Group

Top 15 indicators that your nonprofit organization should be looking at finding a partner, collaborating or merging:

Center CEO Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

Washington, DC, January 26, 2015 – ASAE has announced that Glen O’Gilvie, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. 

Accounting Firms CohnReznick and Watkins Meegan Announce Plans to Combine

In September, Bethesda-based accounting firm Watkins Meegan and CohnReznick, the 10th largest accounting firm in the country and a long-time supporter and sponsor of the Center, announced their plans to combine in November.

We spoke with Gary Perlow, CohnReznick Partner and Regional Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic and Kelly Frank, CohnReznick Partner and Not-for-Profit Industry Practice Leader about the combining of the two firms.

Center Staff Volunteers with Covenant House

December 18, Center staff spent the morning volunteering with Center member Covenant House Washington. We were excited for the opportunity to help a resident and her son move into a their new home in time for the holidays.

Center Member Fair Highlights VitalHealth and State Exchanges

December 11, the Center hosted a Special Member Fair: VitalHealth Enrollment and the State Exchanges. The free information session highlighted the support that VitalHealth offers members with medical, vision, dental and life insurance options.

Center Honored as "Age-Friendly Business"

Wednesday, December 10, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement was honored by the Age-Friendly DC Initiative, Mayor Vincent Gray and the Washington, DC Economic Partnership as being an "age-friendly business" in DC. The ceremony took place during the rollout of the Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan.