Board Control & Responsibility

Boards are responsible to the membership for the organization. If the organization identifies and acts on strategic opportunities, it is a credit to the board. If the organization meets goals set to...   [more >]

What is Board Work?

Governance and program operations are not the same thing. Governance is board work; operations are staff work. Boards make policy; they delegate implementation. Boards define the outcomes (the ...   [more >]

Tyranny of the few

Boards develop tyrants due to poor board management. One of the many reasons for having manageable-sized boards (15 to 20 members) is to increase the odds that they are managed. Boards need to be...   [more >]

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