Should you have an advisory board?

A board of directors is made up of a diversity of people all working very hard for the good of the organization. Remember that key word: diversity. A board needs to consist of a healthy mix of people who bring a diversity of strengths and talents to the table. RMA had a contract in New“Should you have an advisory board?”

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Preventing micromanagement from your board

When it comes to their boards of directors, executive directors typically have one major complaint: micromanagement.  A micromanaging board can drive an executive director crazy. Unfortunately, most executive directors throw their hands up in the air and sigh, “It’s like the weather: I complain about it, but I can’t figure out how to change it!”“Preventing micromanagement from your board”

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The recipe for the best board chair

What makes the best chair of a nonprofit board of directors? One could argue that the traditional cultivation process many organizations follow is not necessarily the most effective. You know the practice–a volunteer serves on a committee, is elected to the board, then moves up through the roles of secretary or vice chair, etc., with“The recipe for the best board chair”

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Is your board a “bear?”

We were in a project-launch meeting with a client recently when the executive director made the observation that “my board is kind of a bear.” Thankfully, he didn’t simply mean that his board was terribly challenging, but was using the animal metaphor in a more descriptive way–which he went on to explain. If your board“Is your board a “bear?””

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