Category Archives: Term limits

Board Member Exit Interviews

Sounds unique…but perhaps helpful? BoardSource recently offered a set of ideas about the principles that might be applied in practicing exit interviews. The question is: “Are you as a board gleaning any helpful insight from board members who are completing … Continue reading

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Board Leadership Transition

Many boards are giving careful thought to CEO and senior leadership succession. There’s much I could say about that. However, often too little thought is given to board chair transition. Effective board leadership is so critical! In the last few … Continue reading

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Recruiting Younger Talent for Our Boards

Recently I was exploring the question of how to recruit young professionals (the millennials) to serve on nonprofit boards. So I asked a few! I gathered some important information. First, a board needs to decide that it wants to develop … Continue reading

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Board chair transitions and CEOs

Board chairs come and go. CEOs come and go. But, often a CEO will need to deal with a transition in board chairs. I have served for 17 years as a CEO. I have now related to 5 different chairs. … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

I work with numerous nonprofit boards across the country. I have yet to meet a director who doesn’t want to do a good job. Motivation is typically very high. Sometimes there is great competence and great results in the boardroom. … Continue reading

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Recruitment of New Board Members

Recruitment of new board members is often a great challenge. I recently read a publication that emphasized the fact that individuals are willing to serve on boards, if they believe that they can make different. The article pitched the idea … Continue reading

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Board Member Exit Interviews

I have been asked recently about how to bring a good “ending” to the service of a board member or trustee. On the assumption that the individual has served well, two things are critical. First, you want to find a … Continue reading

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