(by Dennis Miller for www.thenonprofittimes.com)
(Readers know I am a big advocate for strengthening the relationship between the board chair and executive director and building a culture of accountability among your board members. Here's a good article that might fit into your priorities for 2012. Bryan)
The roles and responsibilities of boards and their members have been well researched and written about by experts in the field. Based upon my experience, knowing what to do and actually doing it are two different things. To unlock your board's true potential, boards need to constantly re-examine their own performance and make the necessary improvements that have been identified through their assessment process.
Two important aspects of improving a board's governance are:
. Selecting the board chair; and,
. Reappointing board members.
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