How can a Board do it’s job?

Roger and Tom at The Agitator have a great riff on staff versus board leadership. They point out that since the board is separated from the day-to-day operations, it’s very difficult for them to actually lead the organization.

It’s good enough that I sent it out to my board.

So, if you’re serious about having an organization accountable to the board, I think the board needs to be able to know for itself the answers to three questions:

  1. What kind of information do you need to make your job?
  2. What kind of decisions do you need brought to you?

Of course, the Executive Director needs to know these too, and follow them.

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