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Does the Nonprofit CEO Need to Go?
A change of CEOs is a complex and emotional process. But when the board has identified a significant deficit in the CEO’s intellectual and managerial skills that may impede stability or further growth, it is of paramount importance that the right CEO is in place. And it is the right time to make that happen.
Donor Remorse: Nonprofit Board and CEO Failed to Meaningfully Engage Him
Donor remorse should be nonexistent in nonprofit organizations—it can affect both current and future funding. The board should take a more active strategic and policy oversight role in this area. I recommend inclusion of the topic on your upcoming agenda.
Nonprofit Boardroom Elephants and the 'Nice Guy' Syndrome: A Complex Problem
Directors need to have a passion for the organization's mission. However, they also need to have the prudence to help the nonprofit board perform with professionalism.
Should the Nonprofit CEO Follow or Lead the Board in Fundraising?
The nonprofit CEO should be a leading partner with the board in development. The CEO is the advanced guard when it comes to fundraising. First to be successful, the CEO has to be alert to all places where funds can be raised with the CEO's own initiative. This involves everything from developing grant requests to…
What Nonprofit Boards Are Not Doing – but Should!
Nonprofit board members often don’t adequately monitor risk management, do succession planning, or evaluate the CEO and organizational performance. They should.