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Board Capacity Building

Board-Savvy CEOs Don’t Bury Their Board in Paper

March 7, 2017 0 Comments

I recently sat in on a fascinating work session involving a nonprofit board’s performance oversight and monitoring committee,  the CEO, CFO and three other senior executives.  They spent around two hours thinking through the kinds of information that the committee …

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Association Forum CEO Michelle Mason on Developing Her Board’s Composition

December 14, 2016 0 Comments
     Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason

Extraordinary nonprofit chief executives are extraordinarily board-savvy, meaning that among other things they take accountability for playing the leading role in building their boards’ governing capacity.  As extremely busy volunteers, board members can’t realistically be expected to take …

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What Makes Women Such Effective Board Members?

March 16, 2016 0 Comments

Karen Philbrick

Karen Philbrick

“What makes women such effective board members?” That question came up over a glass of wine at the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) reception held at the Transportation Research Board conference this past January. Apparently, boards comprised of men …

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What, Me Worry About a Big Board?

February 10, 2016 2 Comments

“Why in heaven’s …

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A Small, Un-diverse Board Is a Distinct Disadvantage In Today’s World

February 1, 2016 3 Comments

I chatted with the CEO of a large nonprofit corporation a week ago, who was pleased to inform me that she had succeeded in getting her board to downsize itself to a governing body of, if I recall correctly, only …

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The Powerful Case For a Diverse Board

September 29, 2015 0 Comments

At the recent chief executive workshops I presented for the Florida and Virginia Societies of Association Executives, a very familiar question came up not long after we’d gotten underway, as it has in virtually every one of my workshops over …

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Rich Manners On Reasons For Joining – or Leaving – a Nonprofit Board

April 28, 2015 1 Comment
Richard Manners

Richard Manners

A highly successful entrepreneur who passionately believes in contributing his time, experience, and expertise to governing nonprofit organizations, Rich Manners – a member of this blog’s CEO Advisory Committee – has served on a number of nonprofit boards …

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