Jan 5th, 2011 Nonprofit Management
- Remember to celebrate the executive director’s birthday and the anniversary of their start date.
- Publicly thank all board members during the meeting for the specific things they did between meetings.
- Inspire the organization to be bold and visionary and not just focus on the risks and finances.
- Ensure there is a clear succession plan for the chair.
- Share one thing you appreciate about the executive director at each board meeting.
- Visit the office and spend time with folks working on the front line.
- Always invite the “elephant in the room” into the conversation.
- Never let the board forget their critical role in generating resources.
- Send a thank you to staff at the end of the year that shows you appreciate their 12 months of hard work.
- Ask your executive committee to help you ensure you can make 2011 your best year yet.
Aaron Hurst is the President & CEO at the Taproot Foundation.