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Stop the Nonprofit Board Blame Game: How to Break the Cycle of Frustrating Relationships and Benefit from Fully Engaged Boards

Hardy Smith

"Why don't board members do what they're supposed to do?"Board members not meeting performance expectations is one of the most challenging issues faced by nonprofit organizations and causes considerable frustration among nonprofit leaders-and they usually place the blame on board members.Ho

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Book Information

Publisher: River Grove Books
Publish Date: 01/04/2022
Pages: 258
ISBN-13: 9781632994806
ISBN-10: 1632994801
Language: English

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"Why don't board members do what they're supposed to do?"


Board members not meeting performance expectations is one of the most challenging issues faced by nonprofit organizations and causes considerable frustration among nonprofit leaders-and they usually place the blame on board members.


However, much of what has been written on this topic is based on opinions and experiences of staff professionals, with solutions focused on more training of the board members. Yet the problem persists. So whatever advice that has been offered hasn't worked. This book is different.


Author and expert leadership consultant Hardy Smith shows that most difficulties contributing to boards not performing as desired are self-inflicted by leaders who repeat flawed practices that could be avoided. As a result, Smith provides what numerous other books on this topic have not: truly effective solutions.


Stop the Nonprofit Board Blame Game

  • uses feedback from a wide variety of board members to reveal their unique perspectives;
  • explains why performance problems exist;
  • identifies realistic, results-oriented solutions;
  • shares proven how-tos for taking action.


This book is the only guide you need to improve the engagement and effectiveness of your board and strengthen relationships. It will constructively transform your organization.


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