Do you ever get the feeling that the behavior of your board is cyclical? Miriam Wood asked the same question nearly 20 years ago and answered, “Yes.” In this archival classic from NPQ’s Spring 2011 issue, Julia Classen digs in to see if Wood’s assertion still holds true despite the sector’s exponential growth and increased professionalism. Here’s what she found.
Does governance only reside in the board? Most of us know that it is more widely held than that, but few really design their governance systems to make full use of the intelligence and energies of their stakeholders. This article provides guidance and examples.
What is it that enables boards to be strong and effective? And why are we still using outdated models in an effort to improve board performance? David Renz gives us an overview of some of the best research on nonprofit boards and governance today.