Horror Tales from the Boardroom – And How to Avoid Them

Building and sustaining high-functioning nonprofit governing bodies is arduous, time-consuming work, but it can be well worth the effort.

Strong, effective, and efficient Boards can bolster an organization’s public profile, provide access to influential individuals, increase revenue, inspire confidence in stakeholders, help manage risks, and improve leaders’ performance.

Often non-profit boards consist of people whose lived experience may be different than those they serve and may not adequately inform the business of a nonprofit. In many cases, Boards do not understand their roles, and in some cases do little more than rubber stamp decisions.

In the worst scenarios, Boards may interfere in areas in which they do not belong by forcing directions, adopting policies, and overriding executive leadership based on ignorance, naiveté, or ego. And the consequences can be devastating for the organization. What can be done about it?

This webinar was facilitated by Don Crocker and discussed how to spot the “red flags” of governance mistakes and bad Board behaviors, and how to avoid and remedy these before they get out of hand.

For a copy of the presentation slides, click here.