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Episode 14: Why have a board?

In this episode we talk about the core purpose of a nonprofit board. We know that boards can be challenging. There is a certain about of tension that comes with having a group of people who don’t know each other well making important decisions together. We start by underscoring why our nonprofits have boards and then talk about three ways to strengthen your board. 

Questions to reflect on before you listen:

What role does your board play in the life of your organization? 

Discussion questions:

  1. What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
  2. How do you communicate to board and staff the role of board members within your organization? 
  3. What is the board/staff (or volunteer if you are with an all-volunteer organization) relationship? How do you draw on the different knowledges that each brings to decision-making? 

Words of the Week:  Clarity
What does this word mean to you and your organization as you think about your board?

What do you think?