How Can We Fix Our Broken Approach to Boards?

Posted on March 12, 2012

     An article featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, showcases Rick Moyers’ take on how a new approach may be needed for a nonprofit board.  Decision making and power should be shared on a board, according to one approach while “distill[ing] and clarify[ing] the work of the board” is another approach he mentions.  Moyers writes, “The current model is complicated enough; greater complexity seems likely to produce even worse performance.  And boards’ current problems may have as much to do with the people we bring onto boards and how we recruit them as it does with structures, models, and definitions.”   He ends the article with a question that I think we should all think about: “Is there a better model for boards?”  What do you think?

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