Imaginary Boards: The Secret to a Better World

Jan 6, 2012 8:33 AM ET

Alice Korngold's Blog

Imagine the members of a nonprofit board being so committed to the mission that they put the board meetings in their calendars in advance and attend all meetings in person; make financial contributions and ask their company and friends to support the organization; always act to advance the mission; and disclose any potential conflicts of interests.

Imagine the board having a highly effective board chair and officers; with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives having the experience, expertise, networks and relationships needed to advance the nonprofit; a clear set of board member expectations and a system of accountability; a sound board structure so that the board is logically organized to accomplish its work; agendas focused to help facilitate the board's work; and a leadership succession plan.

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