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What Makes a Good Board Member?

Kevin Monroe discusses this regularly in our classes for Executive Directors and Board Members. A recent Board Source resource highlights six important behaviors:
  1. Board Chair creates a partnership with the Executive Director
  2. Focus on listening, not just participating
  3. Understand the balance between giving the Executive Director room to manage, and ensuring standards are met.
  4. Ask naïve questions others may shy away from
  5. Serve as ambassadors for the organization
  6. Remain energetic in learning about and helping the organization
For a handy handout to use at a board meeting to encourage discussion, click here