Month: November 2012

Creatively Shaping Your Board’s Composition

Nonprofit and public boards fill vacancies in various ways.  The great majority of nonprofit boards at the local level are self-appointing, but the members of many public transportation boards are appointed by mayors and county chief executives, school boards are for the most part elected by voters living in the school district, and association board

Beware Of The Slippery Slope Of Board Downsizing

Here’s a fact I’ve learned from my work with hundreds of boards over the years:  The more diverse your board is in terms of its membership, the more valuable your board’s contribution to your organization’s out-of-the-box change process is likely to be. It’s difficult to imagine having too much brainpower, knowledge, expertise, experience, connections, etc.,