21st century nonprofit board of directors

Falling in Love With the Mission & Other Sage Advice for a First Time Nonprofit Director

Falling in Love With the Mission & Other Sage Advice for a First Time Nonprofit Director

By: Eugene Fram          Free Digital Image

Sam Smith recently entered early retirement and wants to become a director on the board of a nonprofit organization. His motive is to give back to the community where he has prospered. As a first time board member, he can look to some advice from pros in the area, from a recently published article by Stanford’s Center Social Innovation (CSI).
http://stanford.io/1qefmx1

Following are my reactions to some of the article’s suggestions, hopefully adding important field information. My comments are based on having served on 12 nonprofit boards over several decades and my experiences as a consultant to at least a dozen additional nonprofit boards. (more…)

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A 21st Century Nonprofit Board of Directors – A Volunteer Director’s View

A 21st Century Nonprofit Board of Directors – A Volunteer Director’s View

By: Eugene Fram

Following are my estimates of the attributes a nonprofit board needs to be considered a high performing board in the 21st century.

Has organizational professionalism, flexibility & efficiency
• Operating managers consider themselves (more…)