Board-Staff Interaction: What’s Acceptable, What’s Not? – If you’re new to working at a nonprofit or new to being on a board, you may wonder what role staff and board play in relationship to each other. This article from BoardSource shares the primary roles of CEO, staff and board members and answers questions about the […]
How to Conduct a Chief Executive Performance Assessment
How to Conduct a Chief Executive Performance Assessment in 10 Steps – There is no single method for conducting a chief executive assessment, but boards and chief executives are more likely to find the assessment constructive if it is implemented in a thoughtful and planned way. This article from BoardSource walks through 10 steps boards […]
Taking Action on Board Diversity
Taking Action on Board Diversity: Five Questions to Get You Started – At the most fundamental level, who serves on a board impacts how it functions and the decisions it makes. While board composition is not one-size-fits all, a board that is homogeneous in any way risks having blind spots that negatively impact its ability […]
Giving & Receiving Criticism
Giving & Receiving Criticism: Five Tips for Chief Executives and Board Chairs Working to Build a Strong Partnership – Successful organizations are characterized by strong chief executive-board chair partnerships. This article from BoardSource shares tips for how the chief executive and board chair can address differences in personality and working styles, and serve as sounding […]
Board Officer Succession Planning
This article from BoardSource shares how to plan for board officer succession, including how to elect the best candidates, train officers for their roles and ensure timely rotation of leadership positions.
Recruiting for Board Diversity — Without Disrespecting People of Color
This blog post from BoardSource shares thoughts about prioritizing recruiting for diversity on boards.