Boards Behaving Badly

  • Fran Stephenson
  • July 3, 2012
  • 3 min read

A friend was recently lamenting his frustration on yet another crazy board meeting. The group dynamics were contentious and the meetings went way too long. The leader often stifled conversation during meetings. After serving 12-plus community organizations in the past 10 years, I have experienced boards, committees and organizations with a wide range of communication […]

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Are You Celebrating Your Volunteers?

  • Fran Stephenson
  • September 21, 2011
  • 2 min read

Nonprofits depend on volunteers for all sorts of things.  In some organizations, they may answer phones or process donations.  In others, they may assist clients or staff.  But volunteers also direct strategic campaigns to bring millions of dollars into organizations.  And they often govern the very structure of the nonprofit, through board service and operations. […]

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