Joan Garry strikes again. She leads a nonprofit consulting firm and is the author of Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership, a favorite read among Virginia Main Street program managers. Recently she contributed an article to The Chronicle of Philanthropy about motivating an apathetic board, a situation that may hit close to home for any nonprofit executive director. You may be surprised to read the root of the problem.
A few years back, Stanford University joined forces with BoardSource and GuideStar to survey nonprofits’ board members about their boards. The picture is startling:
Almost half (48 percent) do not believe that their fellow board members are very engaged in their work, based on the time they dedicate to their organization and their reliability in fulfilling their obligations.
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