December 15, 2020

5 Ways to Turn Off Your Nonprofit Board Members

Here are the five very correctable ways that board members get turned off and sometimes ghost you in response.
When I do strategy work with boards, the work also almost always includes confidential board interviews. This video shares the top correctable things board members share.
Watch this video to improve your relationship with your board and conduct better board meetings.


0:00 You worked hard to recruit them, don’t turn them off.

0:15 When should you start your meetings?

1:00 How can you get more done in board meetings?

2:08 What about that person who always talks too much?

3:15 Are you asking your board to do meaningful work?

4:01 When a surprise is not a good thing.

5:20 More information

Related Resources:

Read: Guilty as Charged: Prove Your Board Supports Your Organization 

Watch: How to Recruit Stellar Board Members 

Watch: Executive Directors, Do You Know This Secret to Nonprofit Board Success? 

Karen’s Nonprofit CEO Library–Get answers. Check out this collection of resources for nonprofit leaders about the sector’s common leadership challenges, including board involvement.

Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.


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