Does Your Boss Have a Boss?
Being a board member, and especially a board chair, is a serious commitment, and there is a fiduciary role that can't be abdicated. The selection of board members and especially leadership is such a critical decision for your nonprofit. Board members must work as a team with the CEO and senior staff and support them. But they also must remain objective because they hold a high public trust.
Find a strong and confident board leader, and ensure that he or she understands the role. Choose a leader who will pick up the can and lead your organization to great success.
Looking for Jeff? You'll find him either on the lake, laughing with good friends, or helping nonprofits develop to their full potential.
Jeff believes that successful fundraising is built on a bedrock of relevant, consistent messaging; sound practices; the nurturing of relationships; and impeccable stewardship. And that organizations that adhere to those standards serve as beacons to others that aspire to them. The Bedrocks & Beacons blog will provide strategic information to help nonprofits be both.
Jeff has more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience and is a member of the NonProfit PRO Editorial Advisory Board.