Creating Exceptional Nonprofit Boards

Posted by on July 29, 2005

[posted from Nonprofit and Foundation Management and Performance Update]

The Source: Twelve Principles of Governance That Power Exceptional Boards

Exceptional boards add significant value to their organizations, making discernible differences in their advance on mission. How does a board rise to this level? Are there standards that describe this height of performance? BoardSource convened a group of governance experts and, together, explored the characteristics of exceptional boards. Defining and analyzing their common traits and actions, we distilled the essence of what great boards do that is different and how they do it. This work reflects the collective wisdom of an extraordinary group of experts who have decades of experience researching, analyzing, counseling, advising, and serving on boards in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors:

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