Well…yes and no. Yes, you should feel good about the hire, and you should take a pause, but not for too long because the next phase of the transition is only beginning. “What!? Only beginning?” you say. Yes, hiring the new ED is just the first step of the transition journey. The next important move for the Board is to ensure your new leader settles confidently into the role for a long tenure.
So, release that breath and let’s chat about this next phase.
Hopefully, this resource will emphasize the importance of board members in nonprofit organizations and highlight the value of supporting them across the entire organization by fostering the right culture, offering educational opportunities and training, and providing coaching and feedback. My goal is to provide practical insights and strategies, empowering nonprofits to invest in their board members' growth and development, to create stronger organizations and a greater social impact.
Maximizing the potential of board members is essential for achieving effective governance. When board members are empowered to reach their full potential, they become valuable assets who can drive positive change. By harnessing their skills, knowledge, and passion, nonprofits can leverage the collective wisdom of the board to make informed decisions and provide strategic guidance.
The board member sticking their head in the sand and refusing to get on board with AI realities, opportunities, and threats to the organization over the long haul will likely find that either they will be replaced by someone who is keeping up with the times, or their organization will fall behind and fail to accomplish its mission as effectively as it could have otherwise. What do you need to know about AI for nonprofits?
This time, he is going to cover governance mistakes related to people and processes. Find out what he has to share from his expansive career:
Afterwards, we noticed the people we were talking to had begun to ask deeper questions like, “How do you know if a nonprofit board is doing a good job?” It seems that article helped nonprofit leaders, board members, and major donors to start thinking more critically about what they should look for in determining if the board they are connected to is being run effectively and accomplishing the organization’s mission. They wanted more information about what they should be on the lookout for – what kinds of red flags might signal an underlying culture problem or what kinds of signs indicate that the board is going off track.
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