Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about foundations, nonprofits and their impact

One of the hardest jobs for the board of a nonprofit — or a corporate board, for that matter — replacing a longtime executive director or CEO. It’s harder still when the chief executive founded the NGO or business. And hardest of all when the outgoing CEO is a charismatic leader with whom the enterprise …

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KaBOOM! has a good thing going. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has built more than 2,500 playgrounds in low-income neighborhoods across America, most financed by FORTUNE 500 companies. It has helped communities build another 13,000 places to play. The DC-based nonprofit has attracted an avalanche of favorable attention, and it has won over high-profile supporters, including First Ladies Hilary …

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