Board-Staff Partnership

Dealing with difficult boards: Tips for executive directors

To paraphrase Tolstoy’s famous quote about families: all happy boards are alike; each unhappy board is unhappy in its own way. Boards of directors, by law, hold nonprofits accountable to the broader community through what […]

A Special Relationship: Nurturing the CEO-Board Chair Bond

Here are tips to assure the best possible partnership between the board chair and CEO. Keeping boards focused on strategic issues is a major challenge for nonprofit leaders.  This leadership crisis is intensified by the […]

Nonprofit Board Micromanagement #NonprofitBoards

When is a nonprofit board “micromanaging”?  Of course there is no pat answer to this question. And of course, nonprofit execs might be more ready to provide an answer about when a board is micromanaging than […]