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The Inclusive Nonprofit Boardroom: Leveraging the Transformative Potential of Diversity
Bloggers: Patricia Bradshaw, PhD, and Christopher Fredette, PhD
Description: Diversity abounds in our communities and organizations, and our understanding of what constitutes diversity continues to grow as patterns of difference shift, yet in many cases we, and our organizations, struggle to keep pace with societal trends. While diversity has many aspects, including individual differences along dimensions such as education or training, personality or style, this article focuses primarily on diversity based on dimensions such as culture, ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, and gender. We are looking at a particular context in which such diversity is a concern for many nonprofits, and that context is the boardroom. READ MORE
Economic Study Shows Value of Baldrige-Based Performance Excellence
Blogger: Michael E. Newman, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Description: The news in 2001 was impressive, but it’s even more emphatically evident a decade later: the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) significantly benefits the U.S. economy. That’s the finding from a new economic study* to determine the practical value to organizations using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence—the benefits of the program outweigh the overall cost by 820 to 1. READ MORE
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