Nonprofit Board Leadership: Advice for Companies and Nonprofits

| December 13, 2018

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a Better World Leadership event in NYC at which Alice Korngold presented the findings of the 2018 Nonprofit Board Leadership Study. Alice has long been a leading expert on the value of corporate social responsibility and nonprofit board service, and the study, which first launched in 2017, is demonstrating just how nonprofit board service programs can 1) help companies build more diverse, inclusive and high performing workforces and 2) help companies advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) is a national public fundraising organization registered through the Ministry of Civil Affairs as an independent corporation, though it is still under the administration of the Chinese Red Cross Society CRCF is ranked as one of the six 5A, the best rank, non-profit organizations in China, because of its energetic team-work, creative program design and implementation, and fast growing developments to help the minorities under the guideline of Red Cross Society.

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Chinese Red Cross Foundation

The Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) is a national public fundraising organization registered through the Ministry of Civil Affairs as an independent corporation, though it is still under the administration of the Chinese Red Cross Society CRCF is ranked as one of the six 5A, the best rank, non-profit organizations in China, because of its energetic team-work, creative program design and implementation, and fast growing developments to help the minorities under the guideline of Red Cross Society.

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