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Crisis Management – What is the proper role for a nonprofit’s board of directors?

Crisis Management – What is the proper role for a nonprofit’s board of directors? 

Changes buffeting nonprofit boards of directors are increasing substantially.  At the top are the widespread budget cuts from foundations and governmental organizations, along with many individual donors reducing their traditional gifts. In addition, a sudden social change, reputation decline, or a fire/flood are events, which may change a board’s engagement style with management, staff and other stakeholders. 

A board’s style in such situations will depend on its seriousness.  (more…)