Help Your Board to See the Future

Help Your Board to See the Future

By: Karla Taylor

Your board members can bring invaluable foresight to your association, but they need your help. A governance expert offers simple ways you can guide them toward more strategic thinking that anticipates threats and identifies opportunities.

Nonprofit board consultant Nancy Axelrod once worked with a board that wanted to change its governance model. But instead of jumping into the nitty-gritty of adopting a new structure, board members first took time out for what Axelrod calls "foresighted thinking." They considered such questions as: ...