How to Protect Nonprofit CEOs From Bad Board Members

The Chronicle of Philanthropy (August 1, 2019)

After spending two decades working for nonprofits and now in my role as a consultant to them, I keep hearing stories about nonprofit leaders encountering friction with their boards.

Most recently, a friend who works as the executive director of a small nonprofit complained to me that the organization’s board members are interfering in her management of the staff, despite the board’s having made clear that it was her responsibility. She’s learning about the interference from her employees, and I hear the panic in her voice. The questions in her mind are swirling.

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