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Strategic Planning: Nonprofit Board Orphan?

Strategic Planning: Nonprofit Board Orphan?

By: Eugene Fram

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According to a 2015 BoardSource study, nearly 35% of over 836 nonprofit chief executives gave their boards a C, D or F grade in strategic development efforts. In addition, only 35% reported, extensive use of “meetings focused on strategy and policy.” * This is further evidenced in the frequent absence of long range planning items on nonprofit board agendas. What are the root causes of such a deficit in an area that is of critical importance to the future of the organization? One or more of the following challenges may apply: (more…)

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