Month: January 2015

Ich Bin Ein Berliner

“I am a Berliner,” said President John F. Kennedy on June 26, 1963, speaking to an estimated 450,000 West Berliners from a platform erected on the steps of Rathaus Schoneberg, 22 months after East Germany had built the infamous wall aimed at preventing emigration to the West. “All free men, wherever they may live,” the

Caveat Emptor

As you know, the Latin expression “caveat emptor” means “Let the buyer beware.” This is certainly sound advice in the field of nonprofit governance, which, unfortunately abounds with what I call “fallacious golden rules” – untested and untrue gems of wisdom that are all too often authoritatively recommended to board members and CEOs. Seasoned, really