Avoid These 4 Types of Destructive Board Members

Avoid These 4 Types of Destructive Board Members

By: Patricia Troy, CAE

Fortunately, an association board member with ulterior motives is a rare occurrence, but it still pays to know what to watch for. Get to know these four types of potentially destructive board members so you can be prepared should you ever come across one.

Most association board members serve their organizations diligently and ethically, but nonprofits are not immune from the conflicts of interest and ulterior motives that more famously beset corporate boards. Even in this era of full disclosure and intense media probing, some board members still play fast and loose with the rules....