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Terrie Temkin, Ph.D. Publications

 

Books


You and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field's Top Practitioners, Researchers, and Provocateurs. Terrie Temkin (ed.) CharityChannnel Press (2013).

"No More Playing Superman" in You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the Charity Channel Professional Community. Olshansky, N. and Lysakowski, L. (eds.). CharityChannel Press (2011).

Winning Board: Steps that Bring Out the Best. Chicago, IL: First Nonprofit Foundation. (2008)

Getting Value from Consultants: A Practical Guide for Trustees, with Tesse Akpeki. London, England: National Council of Voluntary Organizations.  (2004).

The Effective Retreat Planner: A Guide for Trustees and Planners, with Tesse Akpecki. London, England: National Council of Voluntary Organizations. (2003).

A Nonprofit's Guide to Using Consultants.Miami, FL: Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations. (2004).

"Making the Retreat Experience: Choosing - And Using - Facilitators Wisely" in Secrets of Successful Retreats: The Best from the Non-Profit Pros. Weisman, C. (ed.). St. Louis, MO: F.E. Robbins & Sons. 2003.

"Mama Said Never Put All Your Eggs in One Basket: Boards, Strategic Thinking, and the Need for Diversified Revenue" in Secrets of Successful Fund Raising: The Best from the Nonprofit Pros. Weisman, C. (ed.). St. Louis, MO: F.E. Robbins & Sons. 2000.

"Mission-Based Strategic Planning: The Key to Your Organization's Survival" in Secrets of Successful Boards: The Best from the Nonprofit Pros. Weisman, C. (ed.). St. Louis, MO: F.E. Robbins & Sons. 1998.

 

Periodicals

"Should the Exec Be Sitting on the Board?" Nonprofit World, Vol. 31, No.3, May/June 2013

"Need a New CEO? Convene a Diverse Search Committee." Philanthropy Journal, May 20, 2013

"Effective Board Recruitment: Part II." Philanthropy Journal, February 10, 2012

"Effective Board Recruitment: Part I." Philanthropy Journal, January 20, 2012. 

"Should You Let Members See Personnel Documents?" Nonprofit World, Vol. 29, No. 6, November/December 2011

"Is Your Nonprofit's Board Prepared for Transition?" Philanthropy Journal, November 10, 2011.

"Should You Insure Your CEO?" Nonprofit World, Vol. 29, No. 5, September/October 2011.

"The Board Needs to Get Out More." Philanthropy Journal, June 24, 2011.

"Finding the Right Nonprofit Degree Program." Philanthropy Journal,  June 13, 2011.

"A 501(c)3 Can Apply for Grants" DUO Magazine. April 2011

"Study on Women Donors Presents Lessons for Board Recruitment." Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. November 24, 2010 

"Board Elections: Secret Ballot or Show of Hands?" Philanthropy Journal, September 30, 2010

"When Your President is a Traitor." Nonprofit World. Vol. 28, No. 4 July/August 2010, p. 3

"Nonprofit Salaries in 2010.” Philanthropy Journal, July 26, 2010

“Salaries in 2010.” DUO Magazine. July 2010

“No More Playing Superman.” Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. June 23, 2010

”Registering to Solicit Donations.” Philanthropy Journal.May 14, 2010

“Growing Board Engagement: Part III – Decision-making.” Philanthropy Journal. February 19, 2010

"Growing Board Engagement Part II – Meetings." Philanthropy Journal. February 5, 2010

"Growing Board Engagement: Part I - Bylaws." Philanthropy Journal. January 22, 2010

"Choosing a Grantwriter." Philanthropy Journal. January 8, 2010

"Publicly Funded: How Much to Disclose," Philanthropy Journal. December 29, 2009

“A Need to Rethink the Paradigm: What Research Tells Us About Your Board and the Way it Governs – Part II.” Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. November 4, 2009

"Letting a Nonprofit’s Founder Go" Philanthropy Journal. October 22, 2009

“A Need to Rethink the Paradigm: What Research Tells Us About Your Board and the Way it Governs – Part I.” Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. October 21, 2009

"Can You Tap Your Endowment During a Downturn?" Nonprofit World. Vol. 27, No. 4, July/August 2009

"Responding to Loan Requests." Philanthropy Journal. July 13, 2009

"Tapping Endowments in a Downturn." Philanthropy Journal. May 19, 2009

"Confidentiality in the Boardroom." Philanthropy Journal. Mar 27, 2009

"Audits for Smaller Nonprofits." Philanthropy Journal. February 27, 2009

“Facilitating Big-Picture Thinking: Taking Boards Beyond the Mundane.” Consulting Today.  2008

“Conflicts of Interest Common and Worthy of Consideration.”  Association of Small Foundations.  Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall 2008

“Boards Must be Proactive in Responding to the Economic Meltdown.”  October 2008

"Responding to the Economic Meltdown" The Philanthropy Journal. October 10, 2008

“Defining Mission, Vision, Values.” Philanthropy Journal. September 5, 2008

"Can Donors Expect Privacy." Philanthropy Journal. August 8, 2008

"Can You Be Paid in Lieu of a Pension?" Nonprofit World. Vol. 26, No. 4, July/August 2008

Generic Policies Needed.”  Nonprofit World.  Vol. 26, No. 3, May/June 2008

"Valuing In-Kind Gifts." Nonprofit World. Vol. 25, No. 5, September/October 2007, p. 6

“Dynamic Vision-Based Strategic Planning: The Key to Meeting our Promise to the Community.” 2007

“How Your Board Members Can Raise Funds without Asking for a Dime.” Nonprofit World.  Vol. 19, No. 6, November/December 2001

“Strategic Management of Boards: Raising the Bar” in Association Management, February 2006

“Facilitation Techniques to Enliven Any Presentation.” NCVO Website, 2004-2005

“Terrie on Nonprofits.” Syndicated monthly column. September 2004 – present

"Building a Strategic Thinking Board." Not-for-Profit News. Issue 2, October 2004.

"Raise the Bar: Demand Strategic Thinking and Accountability, Part III: A Diet and Exercise Regime for High Performing Boards." Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review.  July 2004.

"Raise the Bar: Demand Strategic Thinking and Accountability, Part II: A Diet and Exercise Regime for High Performing Boards." Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review.  July 2004.

"Raise the Bar: Demand Strategic Thinking and Accountability, Part I: A Diet and Exercise Regime for High Performing Boards." Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review.  June 2004.

"The Key to Your Organization's Survival: Strategic Planning." Across the Board. Vol. 8, Issue 2, 2004.

"Building a Strategic Thinking Board." Across the Board. Vol. 8, Issue 2, 2004.

"Strategic Thinking is What Works." Consulting Today. November 2003.

"Structuring Board Meetings to Maximize Strategic Input." Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. November 2003.

"Orienting Board Members to their Responsibilities for Strategic Thinking." Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. October 2003.

"Recruiting Strategic Thinkers." Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. October 2003.

"Adjusting Your Bylaws to Promote a Strategic Thinking Board." Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. September 2003.

"Strategic Plans Aren't the Answer." Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. September 2003.

"26 Steps to Improving Committee Functioning." Nonprofit Board & Governance Review. April 2003.

"Thinking Strategically About Funding." Opera in Trust. Volume 6, Number 4/2003.

"The Search is on..." (Response to case study). Board Member. October 2002

"Evaluating the Executive Director: Part 2 - Making Executive Director Evaluations Effective." Nonprofit Board & Governance Review. October 2002

"Evaluating the Executive Director: Part 1 - Why Evaluations of the Executive Director Don't Work." Nonprofit Board & Governance Review. October 2002

"Strategic Thinking Replaces Strategic Plans." Volunteer Leadership. Summer 2002

"Can We Use a New Philanthropy Approach to Recruit Volunteers?" e-Volunteerism. April - June 2002

"Diversity on Boards." Growing Process, The Quarterly Members Newsletter of the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, Spring 2002 (England)

"On the Board." Miami Herald. Biweekly columns 1996 - 2001

"Mama Said Never Put All Your Eggs In One Basket: Boards, Strategic Thinking and the Need for Diversified Revenue." NonProfit World, July/August 2001

"Sales Tax Exemption for 501(C)3 Organizations Made Simple." The Health and Social Services Networker, May/June 2001

"In Search of the White Knight: Finding The Perfect Consultant." NonProfit World, November/December 1999

"Going the Contract Route." Strategic Governance, March 1998

"Roll Over Dogbert: Nonprofits Need the Old Consultant." Strategic Governance, September 1997

"Evaluating the Nonprofit Administrator: A New Approach." Nonprofit World, July/August 1997

"Recipe for Successful Board Fund-Raising." Board Member, July/August 1997

"Consultant Stories with Happy Endings: Key Assessments to Make Before Contracting." Strategic Governance, May 1997

"Deal with Charlene Before Board is Demoralized" (Response to case study). Board Member, November/December 1996

"For the Non-Profit Employer: Creating Organizational Change." Community Jobs, December 1995

"Covering the Bases in Special Events." Advancing Philanthropy, Fall 1995

"Should You Hold a Raffle?" Nonprofit World, January/February 1995

"Nonprofit Leadership: New Skills are Needed." Nonprofit World, September/October 1994

"Making a World of Difference: Women's American ORT Citiwomen." Video. 1990

"The Use of Conflict Management Behaviors in Voluntary Organizations." Journal of Voluntary Action Research, January - March 1986

"Mapping the Terrain of Continuing Allied Health Education." ERIC: Resources in Education, February 1984

"Use Persuasion Theory to Raise More Money." National Society of Fund Raising Executives Journal, Fall 1982

 

 

Blog Posts

 

"Boards Risk the Future of the Arts When They Ignore Young Professionals."  The Partnership Movement, July 25, 2013         

"Boards Risk the Future of the Arts When They Ignore Young Professionals.Americans for the Arts' Artsblog, July 25, 2013

"Protecting Your Organization from Sticky-fingers Charlie." First Nonprofits, December 2012

"Philanthropy is Not a Zero-sum Game." First Nonprofits. April 2011

"Should Board Members’ Contributions Be Designated To Pay For Their Education?" Advancing the Non Profit Sector, July 26, 2010

"Should US Nonprofits Adopt a Patron System?" Advancing the Non Profit Sector, July 15, 2010

"Should We Be Considering Professional Board Chairs?" Advancing the Non Profit Sector, April 28, 2010

“Use Your Vision to Find Untapped Resources.” Advancing the Non Profit Sector. March 27, 2010

Anne. W. Ackerson. "'V' is for Value." Leading by Design: A Resource for Nonprofits Blog. December 28, 2009

"Consider Phased Succession Planning." Advancing the Non Profit Sector. January 3, 2010

"There’s a New “Normal” in Town." Advancing the Non Profit Sector. November 25, 2009

"Aligning Our Work Behind Our Vision." Advancing the Non Profit Sector. October 30, 2009

“Hey Media Editors, the Nonprofit Sector is Worth Following.” Advancing the Non Profit Sector. August 30, 2009

"A Convert to Graphic Facilitation," Advancing the Non Profit Sector. June 29, 2009

"Small Boards Lead to Group Think," Advancing the Non Profit Sector. June 29, 2009

"Recruiting Board Members? Mission Attachment Must Be a Key Criterion."   Advancing the Non Profit Sector Blog. May 24, 2009

"Reclaiming Pollyanna." Advancing the Nonprofit Sector Blog. April 20, 2009

"Now is the Time to Think Prosperity, Not Scarcity.” Advancing the Nonprofit Sector Blog. March 10, 2009

"Strategic Thinking Requires a New Paradigm." Evolutionary Sustainability Blog, September 10, 2008

 

Citations

 

 

"Novel Engagement Approach Pays Dividends." Board and Administrator. May 2013

"Analyze Your Board's Connections to Wealth." The Major Gifts Report. November 2012

"Yes. Charge for those Services.Sage Words. November 8, 2012

"Engage Your Board Generatively During Meetings." Board and Administrator. October 2012

"Is Strategic Planning Dead?" Board and Administrator. October 2012

"Big Union, Bigger Money: Pay Keeps Going Up for Teachers' Leaders" by Trevon Miliard. Las Vegas Sun. February 26, 2012

"Finding the Right Board Size." Philanthropy Journal. March 18, 2011

 

"Board Elections: Secret Ballot or Show of Hands?" Philanthropy Journal. September 10, 2010

“Secure the best grants by seeking outside help.” Student Affairs Today. September 2010, Vol. 13, Iss. 6, p. 3

"Seize Opportunity When Board Asks You to Interview with Senior Staff!" Board & Administrator. December 2008, Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 3.

“Board Response to Economic Meltdown.” NY Nonprofit Executive Directors Network Blog, Friday, October 10, 2008.

"Feds seek the particulars in your proposal preparation." Education Grants Alert. Vol. 18. No. 32. August 28, 2008.

“Build Relationships, Not Lists and Increase Donations.” Education Grants Alert. Vol. 18. No. 28. July 31, 2008.

Chambers, Erin "90 Days Joining a Nonprofit Board Is More Than a Labor of Love." Special to The Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2008

“Go where they are to find younger board members." Board & Administrator. November 2007, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 3.

“New ideas trump worn out approaches to recruit board members: Five unique ways to bring capable members on board.” Board & Administrator, August 2007, p. 1, 4.

“Incorporate Puzzles Into Your Next Training Session.” The Volunteer Management Report, June 2007, p. 1

“Shaping a more strategic board: 3 steps to big-picture thinking.” The Nonprofit Board Report. February 2007

Stratton, Jeff. “Unleash the Board’s Brain to Survive Recession.” Board & Administrator, August 2009, Vol. 25, No. 12, p. 1.

Sullivan, Kelly.  “Get Back to Basics When Choosing your Next Grantwriter.” Nonprofit Business Advisory.  December 2009, Issue 243, p. 7

Stratton, Jeff.  “Add expertise with citizen participation on board committees.” Board & Administrator. June 2008, Vol. 24, No. 10, p. 1

McNamara, Mary Guinane “How to Make Money as a Freelance Fundraising Copywriter”, Edited by Robert W. Bly, Center for Technical Communication, 2008

Lehman, Ann W. and Robert M. Zimmerman. (2007) “Questions to help boards think strategically.” Board Members Rule: How to Be a Strategic Advocate for Your Nonprofit. Bloomington, IN: Unlimited Publishing LLC, p. 18

“Encouraging Association Members to Volunteer for Duty.” Ted Horton. Golf Ventures West, October 2004

“Offer ‘Relevant’ Board Introductions.” The Major Gifts Report, June 2004, page 3

"Creating Organizational Change, Parts 1 - 6." Fundraising Basics e-Workshop, July - August, 2003

"Tips on Cultivating Members Before They Join the Board." Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 5

"Make New Members' Orientation Special." Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 6

"What Should Board Members Give?" Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 6

"Tips on Cultivating Members Before They Join the Board." Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 5

"Make New Members' Orientation Special." Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 6

"What Should Board Members Give?" Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 6

"Fun Exercise Brings Closure to Retreat." The Volunteer Management Report, September 2002/Vol. 7, No.9, page 7

"Consultants Can Grow Nonprofit Fundraising Programs." Advancing Philanthropy, July/August 2002, pages 16-19, 42-45

"Revamping Volunteer Recognition." Mary Evans. Volunteer Leadership, Spring 2002, page 15

"If You Sit on the Board of a Nonprofit." Bottom Line Personal, January 1, 2002/Vo. 23, No. 1, page 11

"Interview Prospective Board Members for Results." The Major Gifts Report, August 2001/Vol. 3, No. 8, page 6

"501(C)3 Nonprofit Status Does Not Mean Tax Exempt." Dee Mullins. The Sun News, November/December 2000-January 2001

"Bridging the Gap between Board Members." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, August 2000

"How to Recruit High School Students." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, May 2000

"Board Development Ideas." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, February 2000

"Maximize One of Your Greatest Resources: Volunteers." April Moore. Board & Administrator Special Report, March 1999

"What We Learned (The Hard Way) About Supervising Volunteers: An Action Guide for Making Your Job Easier." Jarene Frances Lee with Julia M. Catagunus. Energize Inc: Philadelphia, PA. 1999.

"Put Brainstorming on Your Board Agenda." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, January 1999

“Gains in Giving, Volunteers Gives Hope for Future.” Ted Hughes. Creativity, New Features Watchwords for Nonprofits, 1998

"The Keys to Motivating Volunteers." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, July 1998

"Give Old Ideas a New Twist." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, June 1998

"How About a Cup of Coffee?" Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, January 1998

"Better Problem-Solving."Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, November 1997

"Are the Conditions Right for Board Recruitment?" Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, June 1997

"How to Identify Potential Board Members." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, January 1997

"Staff Incentives That Don't Bust Your Budget!" Staff Leader, January 1997

"Is This Consensus?" Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, November 1996

"Consensus-Building Strategies for Boards That Can't Agree." Board and Administrator, October 1996

"Diversity: It's Not Just a Duty It Can Get You Funds, Resources." The Nonprofit Board Report, October 1996

"Reinforcing Commitments." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, June 1996

"Use the 80/20 Rule of Fund Raising." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, May 1996

"Say 'Thank You' Creatively." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, February 1996

"Better Board Orientations." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, January 1996

"Evaluating the Nonprofit CEO: A Guide for Chief Executives And Board Members." Chuck Elliot, ed. Aspen Publishers: Akron, IA, 1996

"Better Board Decisions." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, November 1995

"Tips to Build a Better Fund Raising Board." Board Fund Raising Strategies, Fall 1995

"Creating Organizational Change." Fundraising Basics e-Workshop, July 16, 2003

"Tips on Cultivating Members Before They Join the Board." Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 5

"Make New Members' Orientation Special." Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 6

"What Should Board Members Give?" Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 6

"Tips on Cultivating Members Before They Join the Board." Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 5

"Make New Members' Orientation Special." Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 6

"What Should Board Members Give?" Development Director's Letter, July 2002, page 6

"Fun Exercise Brings Closure to Retreat." The Volunteer Management Report, September 2002/Vol. 7, No.9, page 7

"Consultants Can Grow Nonprofit Fundraising Programs." Advancing Philanthropy, July/August 2002, pages 16-19, 42-45

"Revamping Volunteer Recognition." Mary Evans. Volunteer Leadership, Spring 2002, page 15

"If You Sit on the Board of a Nonprofit." Bottom Line Personal, January 1, 2002/Vo. 23, No. 1, page 11

"Interview Prospective Board Members for Results." The Major Gifts Report, August 2001/Vol. 3, No. 8, page 6

"501(C)3 Nonprofit Status Does Not Mean Tax Exempt." Dee Mullins. The Sun News, November/December 2000-January 2001

"Bridging the Gap between Board Members." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, August 2000

"How to Recruit High School Students." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, May 2000

"Board Development Ideas." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, February 2000

"Maximize One of Your Greatest Resources: Volunteers." April Moore. Board & Administrator Special Report, March 1999

"What We Learned (The Hard Way) About Supervising Volunteers: An Action Guide for Making Your Job Easier." Jarene Frances Lee with Julia M. Catagunus. Energize Inc: Philadelphia, PA. 1999.

"Put Brainstorming on Your Board Agenda." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, January 1999

"The Keys to Motivating Volunteers." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, July 1998

"Give Old Ideas a New Twist." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, June 1998

"How About a Cup of Coffee?" Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, January 1998

"Better Problem-Solving." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, November 1997

"Are the Conditions Right for Board Recruitment?" Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, June 1997

"How to Identify Potential Board Members." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, January 1997

"Staff Incentives That Don't Bust Your Budget!" Staff Leader, January 1997

"Is This Consensus?" Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, November 1996

"Consensus-Building Strategies for Boards That Can't Agree." Board and Administrator, October 1996

"Diversity: It's Not Just a Duty It Can Get You Funds, Resources." The Nonprofit Board Report, October 1996

"Reinforcing Commitments." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, June 1996

"Use the 80/20 Rule of Fund Raising." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, May 1996

"Say 'Thank You' Creatively." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, February 1996

"Better Board Orientations." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, January 1996

"Evaluating the Nonprofit CEO: A Guide for Chief Executives And Board Members." Chuck Elliot, ed. Aspen Publishers: Akron, IA, 1996

"Better Board Decisions." Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, November 1995

"Tips to Build a Better Fund Raising Board." Board Fund Raising Strategies, Fall 1995

updated 09/02/2010