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Aug 23

Top Ten Mistakes Boards Make

TOP TEN MISTAKES THAT BOARDS MAKE – “From Charity Lawyer Blog copyright 2009 by Ellis Carter”

1. Failing to understand fiduciary duties—duty of good faith, due care, loyalty

2. Failing to provide effective oversight

3. Micro-managing staff

4. Avoiding the hard questions or tough problems

5. Insufficient conflict management

6. Lacking awareness of governing documents and tax-exempt rules

7. Airing disagreements outside the boardroom

8. Failing to educate and motivate board members

9. Failing to document actions appropriately

10. Failing to evaluate and hold executive director accountable