A thoughtful study with more than 3,000 Executive Directors from nonprofits across the country is compiled in the Daring to Lead 2011 report, a joint project led by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation.
Rick Moyers, co-author of the report, understands executive directors will be better served by investing more time with their board members.
“the more effort nonprofit leaders put into supporting their boards, the happier they are with the board’s performance—but few leaders spend enough hours working with trustees to make a difference.”
The report presents four “calls to action” that are straightforward yet often neglected strategies:
1) Plan for leadership succession
2) Increase the Board role in understanding financial sustainability
3) Expand professional development for the chief executive
4) Find new ways to strengthen the board