autonomous nonprofit boards

Building The Autonomous Nonprofit Board

Building The Autonomous Nonprofit Board

By Eugene Fram

I recently came upon a current article about building an autonomous business board. * Some of the suggestions in the article, I think, can be applied to NFP boards. The overall viewpoint in the article is summarized as follows, but it is modified to be useful for NFP boards:

Simply adopting the right policies and complying with the rules can no longer achieve good nonprofit governance. As increased scrutiny of the board’s mission imperatives (for example, via IRS 990 Forms) intensifies, both directors and management must be willing to respect the boundaries that define their exclusive roles while working together to ensure that their actions support the goals of the nonprofit and its various stakeholders. (more…)