Reflections, stories & ideas on non-profit leadership.


Welcome to Governing Good 

I hope the postings and resources here will be useful to non-profit sector boards, executive directors and those who work with them. I am interested in write on a variety of topics including board dynamics, public policy advocacy, organizational culture, board structure and composition, ethics, and managing resources. I hope to regularly feature some of the organizations I know of that demonstrate leadership and innovation on some of these issues.

As described on the home page, I have been a long time advocate for, and resource person to, non-profit and charitable organizations. Much of this work was enabled by the fact that I was, for more than 30 years, a university faculty member working in continuing education. There I had the privilege  to learn from and assist a great many people volunteering and working in the sector. Nova Scotia organizations have, and continue to provide, a fertile field to work in, but as I know, they are no different that those elsewhere where innovation and challenge meet.

As online blogs provide a format that enables interaction and dialogue, I invite you to comment on any of the blog posts using the reply function at the bottom of each item. I will review each response and post those that add to the conversation, especially ones that offer different points of view to my own. Unless there is a compelling reason otherwise, only comments where the contributor is willing to identify his/her name and organization or community location will be posted.  If I post your reply you can expect a thank you e-mail from me as a form of notification.  Although I will have your e-mail, I will not use it for any other purpose.

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