The Ideal Size of a Nonprofit Board Is ...
It was also known for having one of the largest boards in the community.
Oftentimes I hear leaders — professional and volunteers — advocating for small boards. Even with the example above, I strongly disagree.
The right size board is tied to the organization, its culture, size, complexity and goals. I have seen very dysfunctional small boards and very effective large boards — and vice versa.
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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.