Boards Are Terrible At Their Most Important Job

Posted on September 22, 2014

This article lays down the groundwork for how a Board can start out on the right foot, with its new leader.  A strong foundation can make for a successful nonprofit, and making roles and expectations clear from the beginning are highly recommended.

1. Lay the groundwork for the new leader
2. Collectively set priorities
3. Get clear on roles
4. Go slowly in orientation to go fast on the job
5. Make performance management routine

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