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Not-for-profit (NFP) boards are made up of volunteers who are often not paid. But NFP governance takes time, commitment, creativity and experience. What is the best way to attract and develop a high-performing not-for-profit board of directors?
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NFP boards approve funding, strategies, programs, activities and spending. They recruit the CEO and decide what to pay, ensure succession for senior management and oversee risk and reporting. But to do this effectively, boards need to have the right make up. Do your directors collectively have the knowledge, skills and experience your NFP needs?
In 20 Questions Directors of Not-for-profit Organizations Should Ask about Board Recruitment, Development and Assessment, law professor Richard Leblanc and consultant Hugh Lindsay explore the challenges faced by NFPs in recruiting the right people to their boards. Learn about the importance of ongoing director education and the need for regularly assessing your board and its directors.
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