7 Steps to Avoid a Bobblehead Board!
Don't have a bobblehead board.
Yes, those amusing dolls with the bobbing, oversized heads that always look like they're agreeing with you. We are all familiar with them, but I had never heard the term "bobblehead board" before talking to a colleague.
I was visiting with a foundation leader, and she mentioned the saga of a local nonprofit that over the last few years experienced mounting financial, leadership and dysfunctional culture problems — culminating in the abrupt departure of the CEO amid many questions.
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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.