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SOUNDING BOARD


Deserving of Trust: Helping A Nonprofit Board Toward Good Governance

by Dr. Thomas Wolf

“Good governance is not something that can be taken for granted. It needs constant monitoring and board members should be looking for ways to improve governance and their own participation as trustees.”

Dr. Thomas Wolf's latest Sounding Board piece identifies signs of board dysfunction and outlines three strategies for accurate self-diagnosis. How is this done? Who does it? Who has the credibility to convince the majority of board members that such actions are necessary? 

  • Option 1: Board self-evaluation and the willingness to act on the results 
  • Option 2: Trustee self-evaluation and peer evaluation
  • Option 3: Governance assessment measured against best practice

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