Are you satisfied with your board’s performance?
Abstract: According to a recent study, only 20% of more than 3,000 executive directors were “very satisfied” with their boards’ performance. This article argues that improving the board/executive relationship starts by opening the lines of communication between the executive office and the boardroom — and committing to keeping them open. It’s essential to delineate roles and responsibilities and then choreograph teamwork for major improvements. A sidebar notes the importance of providing all new board members with a thorough orientation to the nonprofit’s mission, goals, policies and operations.