Various groupings of stakeholders—including donors, members, staff, and constituents—have staged revolts against decisions made by nonprofit leadership. Although social media may have aided the revolts, we think they have emerged from a changing attitude toward the accountability of institutions, including nonprofits.
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NPQ believes that some governance concepts are overemphasized while others are almost ignored to the detriment of many boards. This article promotes the useful political framework of “Loyal Opposition” as a lens through which to look at the health of nonprofit boards. It suggests that a board needs a particular brand of conflict and disagreement to help evolve your organization properly.