Tag Archives: board of directors

Every Nonprofit Board is Unique

Nonprofit Boards change over time. And they should. As your organization changes, the governance needed to help ensure success requires a different level of commitment, as well as expertise and knowledge. I’ll never forget the meeting when I got into … Continue reading

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Foundation Program Officers: Is It a Privilege? (Part 2 of 2)

Earlier this week, I posted a blog on CEP’s recent report: “Benchmarking: Program Officer Roles & Responsibilities.” I shared some general reactions, but I have a few more thoughts to share. It’s fascinating – and worrisome – that only 52% … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Role of the Nonprofit Board

I recently spoke with an Executive Director about joining his Board of Directors. I think his organization is accomplishing important work and is making a difference in our community. I’m truly excited to be a part of what they are … Continue reading

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How NOT to Fight with Your Board Chair (Part 2)

In the last blog, inspired by Marla Cornelius’ article, “10 Great Board Chair Practices,” I wrote about the need to acknowledge the power dynamic between the Board Chair and the Executive Director. I also shared that I was slightly disappointed … Continue reading

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How NOT to Fight with Your Board Chair (Part 1)

I vividly remember the first time that I got into a fight with my Board of Directors. And no – it was not a fist fight, and unlike the recent Republican debate, it wasn’t about the size of anyone’s hands. … Continue reading

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