​Mistakes Boards Can Make

 

A good Board of Directors can be a critical asset for a successful nonprofit. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to ensure that the board’s efforts are put to the best use. Simple mistakes can derail a good process. In “8 Mistakes That Even Good Boards Make,” The NonProfit Times provides some important tips for avoiding these missteps.

What can nonprofits learn from the missteps author Anne Wallestad highlighted?

Shockingly, in Board Source’s biannual “Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices,” it was reported that only two-thirds of executives believe their boards understand their responsibilities. Without comprehending its role, a board cannot meet the organization’s needs effectively.

Some boards make it the only priority and it obscures all other responsibilities. The other extreme is a board that is unwilling to participate in fundraising. Neither scenario benefits the organization.

To read more about avoiding potential board mistakes, visit The NonProfit Times.