| I’ve been on nonprofit boards, and I’ve also been on staff. Staff usually think first, of what will pacify boards. Second, they ponder how they can get boards to do useful work.
All too rarely do staff ask themselves, “What do board members want? How can we make serving on our board an experience that people will prize, and never forget?”
The great advantage of June Bradham‘s book The Truth about What Nonprofits Boards Want is that it places board members front and center. By interviewing current and former board members at several large nonprofits, she finds out what makes them resign from boards and what makes them stay.
At the end of the book, I was wondering about these questions:
Do you have an answer for any of those questions?