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Take It Personally: Redefining What It Means to Serve on a Board

September 25, 2018 by Carrie C. Irvin

I want to talk to you about the power of the 15 million people who serve on nonprofit boards in the U.S.

CBP in Action:  Bringing Top Talent to Charter School Boards

July 25, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

It was no surprise when Nasir Qadree said he wasn't interested in joining the board of a school that is already highly successful. “I wanted to be on the board of a school that was experiencing some challenges,” he says.

Effective Boards, Schools: Good for Politics & Kids

July 11, 2018 by Carrie C. Irvin

The political context around charter schools and reform feels fraught. Doubling down on accountability across the sector is essential.

Shayna Hammond: Sharing Responsibility for DEI

March 13, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Shayna talks about the excitement of serving on a start-up, what she’s learning on the board of a more established school, and the importance of all board members—not just board members of color—for discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How Board Members Can (and Why They Should) Speak Up

February 07, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Advice from five leaders with broad experience on how charter school board members can advocate for their schools, their students, and all students in public schools.

A Seat at the Table for Parents

December 14, 2017 by Venus Valladares

Venus Valladares, a charter school parent board member, spoke Tuesday night at the CBP Holiday Party about the role of a parent on a charter school board. Here are her remarks.

Eric Reese: Impact on the Ground

November 28, 2017 by David Connerty-Marin

Eric Reese, Vice Chair of the board of Creative Minds International Public Charter School, says to ask questions and speak to everyone you can, when first joining a charter school board.

Governance Tip #8: Are You Managing When You Should Be Governing?

November 16, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Don't do the school leader's job! Do yours: provide strategic direction and oversight.

Bridging the Civil Divide

October 20, 2017 by Charter Board Partners

Dr. Michael Lomax of UNCF and Carrie Irvin of Charter Board Partners write about how nonprofit boards can help bridge the civil divide, and about the critical role of diversity on boards in making that happen.