How To Build the Board You Want

Enough blame. Take responsibility.  Here's a plan

Time to stop playing The Blame Game. For board chairs and E.D.’s here is practical advice on how to fix your board.

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Dear Joan…

I'm way less bossy than Lucy

So many readers send along questions. Here are my thoughts on some of them.

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Is Your Board As Good As This One?

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In his own words, a board member shares why he believes his is a great board of directors.

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Why Do So Many Nonprofits Live or Die By Special Events?

For those of you who've never seen one, this is a rolodex.

Why do so many nonprofits rely on special events revenue? This is a huge mistake and can take down a nonprofit.

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You Might Have A Dysfunctional Board If…

You can't make this stuff up.

How do you know you have a dysfunctional board? Here are the stories 11 different people shared with me.

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Hey Executive Director! Time to Get a Thicker Skin!

Before you mount your high horse, ask a few questions.

How can you avoid being whiny or defensive when you’re criticized regularly from all sides? Even by people on YOUR side?

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True Tales of Dysfunctional Boards

Possible board recruits for a train wreck board.

Here are the funniest “train wreck nonprofit board” stories that have been shared with me.

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