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Tag: nonprofit board composition

Really Board-Savvy CEOs Know Enough To Avoid Recruiting Letterhead Board Members

February 1, 2022 0 Comments

Several posts at this blog have described what I call “insidious foes” of a solid board-CEO working relationship.  These are erroneous assumptions about the nature of the governing function that can cause real damage.  What makes them insidious is that …

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Questions to Anticipate From Prospective Board Members

December 14, 2017 0 Comments

Veronica Dagher’s article in the December 11 issue of the Wall Street Journal, “What to Consider Before Joining a Nonprofit Board,” is useful reading for board-savvy CEOs who are interested in strengthening their boards’ composition.  Dagher discusses five questions …

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Board Composition As a Conscious Growth Tool

October 17, 2015 0 Comments

I recently sat in on a special work session of the governance committee of the board of directors of a large and influential aging services nonprofit. They’d set aside three hours to consider how to go about filling the upcoming …

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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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