* A reminder about Blue Avocado webinars with Blue Avocado authors: Executive Transitions/Tim Wolfred (Sept 23), Recruit Five New Board Members/Jan Masaoka (Sept 29), Independent Contractor Relationships/Ellen Aldridge of Ask Rita (Oct 6) and Strategies for Financial Viability/Jan Masaoka (Oct 7). $45 each with discounts for members/insurance customers of NIAC and ANI-RRG. Click here for discount information and to register.
* Are you a person of color who has joined a nonprofit board where you are the first and only person of color? Or are you a white person who is the only white person on a board of, for instance, an African American or Asian organization? For a future Board Cafe column, please click here to share your story.
* For an upcoming story, what are your experiences with boards taking votes via email? Click here with your positive as well as hair-raising anecdotes and thoughts.
* What food is in or on your desk? Nominate a desk-stored food for Best Emergency Snack by clicking here. Points for sending a photo (cell phone photos to editor at blueavocado.org). We’ll publicize you, your food and your organization if you’re one of the picks.