Is Your Nonprofit Board Ready to Recruit a Transformational Leader?
By Eugene Fram
A CEO friend recently shared her organization’s remarkable success story. She had been a first time CEO for about 10 years when a new director was elected to her board. This one individual, whom she described as a strategically focused transformational director because of his board influence, helped position the organization to expand services and become nationally recognized. (more…)
How Nonprofit Board Members/Management Can Make Sense of Sustainability
By: Eugene Fram
I recently read an article published in April, 2011 issue of the “Nonprofit Quarterly” by Jeanne Bell, titled “Beyond Financial Oversight: Expanding the Board’s Role in the Pursuit of Sustainability.’ I think the suggestions in it will be of interest to nonprofits whose budget expenditures are mainly centered around staff and programs and less on maintaining material & real estate.
What can a nonprofit board of directors do about “displaced directors”?
Displaced directors are board members who can’t adapt to a more modern board model or a new CEO and management group. Traditionally, they want to be involved in operations, a few, at the extreme, want to micromanage the CEO.
Obviously, some of these people will resign, but what can a CEO or board chair do (more…)
Nonprofit CEO Board Chair Relationships –Anything Works!!
A recent NPQ Nonprofit Newswire (March 13th 2012), report concludes, that to build good nonprofit CEO-board chair relationships, “Task lists and job descriptions often propose a “one size fits all” recipe for the CEO-Board chair relationship, (but the lists have little to do with real world effectiveness.)” (more…)