Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance
The nonprofit governing board has been described as an ineffective group of effective people. Trustees are recruited for their stature, skills or connections, and then are not fully engaged. Why do nonprofits so broadly fail to use their boards wisely? And how might they do better? We will look at four interrelated areas: membership (including recruitment, development, self-assessment), process (including structure, meetings), capacity, and fiduciary issues.
- How to assemble an effective board.
- How to structure and operate a board effectively.
- How to engage trustees and increase mutual satisfaction.
- Specific tools and resources that will increase board effectiveness