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“Justify Your Existence:” Peeling Back the Layers of an Onion

If you’re a Gen-Xer, like me, you probably remember the print edition of The Onion, the groundbreaking satirical newspaper that started at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the 1990s and spread to college towns throughout the US, before eventually becoming an online satirical news outlet. As a student in Madison in the ’90s, I … Continue reading “Justify Your Existence:” Peeling Back the Layers of an Onion

Building Great Charter School Boards Across Wisconsin

Excellent board governance leads to excellent results. Governance is at the heart of all that we do at Mosaic Non-Profit Consulting. We assist organizations in building strong, diverse and inclusive boards, organized around clear strategic plans, and aware of their roles and responsibilities. Mosaic is proud to partner with Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools … Continue reading Building Great Charter School Boards Across Wisconsin

Community Legitimacy: What it is, and Why it Matters.

Say the word “accountability” to most non-profit leaders, and you’ll likely bring to mind thoughts of board governance, of finance committees, board meetings and yearly reviews. Or perhaps you think of accountability in terms of government oversight, or accountability to major funders. Or maybe you think of accountability in terms of transparency, your rating on … Continue reading Community Legitimacy: What it is, and Why it Matters.