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Boards that Make a DifferenceIn 2008, In Trust program developer Rebekah Burch Basinger wrote a well-received article that explored "Policy Governance," which is often called the "Carver model" and is widely used by the boards of colleges, universities, seminaries, and other nonprofit organizations. 

Basinger's article, "Where Policy Is Good Governance," explored the story behind Carver's governance model and clearly explained its strengths and weaknesses.

Rebekah Burch Basinger is a sought-after Governance Mentor for In Trust and is the co-author of Growing Givers' Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry.

Until April 15, 2011, all In Trust Blog readers can view and print the article without logging in -- just click here. Printer-friendly and PDF options are available in links at the top of the article.

People affiliated with In Trust member schools can always view the full back content of In Trust magazine by logging in. To see if your school is a member, click here (and then scroll down).

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Closing the Trust Gap


The current and very troubling condition of trust is a clarion call to action. But despite the dismal data showing pervasive organizational distrust, every organization can assess their current level of trust, learn and adopt a proven trust building framework, and then develop a meaningful and long-lasting plan of action. This webinar details the knowledge and practical next steps to strengthen workplace culture as a result of closing the trust gap.

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Conflict + Crisis: Navigating the Shoals, Part 2 – A Deeper Dive


Presenter Donna Alexander, President & CEO of Advoxum Global Strategies, offers best practices for navigating conflict and crisis. She examines the crucial elements of defining conflict and crisis, identifying, and prioritizing affected stakeholders, utilizing effective communication strategies, and ultimately, executing a plan of action. Click here to view.

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