Reflections as a newly former board chair

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with my service on the board of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International.  Six years, three CEOs, and a stint as board chair – it’s been an interesting run. Like most nonprofits, MOPS has had its share of sticky leadership, budgetary, and governance issues. […]

Don’t make strangers of former board members

For the most part, I agree that term limits for board members are spot on. There’s nothing like the fresh insights, enthusiasm, and connections of  newcomers to board service to jump-start organizational governance. However, there’s a potential downside to the rotation system. It can (and does frequently) make strangers of some of the organization’s best friends.   For a […]