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Courtney Bugler, Chief Development Officer of Piedmont Park Conservancy

Atlanta, Georgia   Courtney Bugler has been named Chief Development & Marketing Officer (CDO) of Piedmont Park Conservancy.  Bugler was most recently the National Director of Race for the Cure at Susan G. Komen. She has a strong track record of impact in non-profit development and leadership roles.   Read more...

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John Simpkins, President and CEO, MDC

Durham, North Carolina   John Simpkins has been selected as President and CEO of MDC. MDC equips Southern leaders, institutions, and communities to improve economic mobility and advance equity. Simpkins, a constitutional law scholar and former Obama Administration counsel, has played a leadership role in advancing an...

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Are you investing enough in leadership?

The current economic crisis has every nonprofit focused on funding. We think leadership is the more important target for attention. Two things came together in the past 30 days to focus our attention on investments in nonprofit leadership.The first, of course, is the country’s financial calamity, a development that has...

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Successful Successions: A BoardWalk Guide

Turnover among board and senior staff members is a big issue for nonprofits, and it’s about to become even bigger. Fifty-seven percent—better than one in two—of nonprofits surveyed in five separate studies we’ve reviewed expect a change in leadership within five years of the survey date. The projected turnover of...

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