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Chairing Nonprofit Boards or Committees? Beware of Accolades!

Chairing Nonprofit Boards or Committees? Beware of Accolades!

By Eugene Fram

“Great Meeting!” That’s the pro forma exit line often delivered by nonprofit volunteers to the chair when the meeting is over. The meeting may or may not have been productive; the leader may or may not have been stellar. But it’s in the volunteer’s DNA to toss a parting compliment to the chair, also a volunteer. Here are my suggestions for conducting a meeting that will have at least a chance of earning the accolades. (more…)