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Policy Governance® has No Grandchildren

Policy Governance® has No Grandchildren

Recently I became involved in a conversation with the CEO of an organization of which I am one of the board members. The CEO has also served on other Policy Governance® boards. In the course of conversation he was asked why he thinks Policy Governance loses traction...
Can a Policy Governance® Board do Fundraising?

Can a Policy Governance® Board do Fundraising?

When a not-for-profit organization recruits board members, one of the desired – and even required – criteria is the capacity to raise funds. How well a candidate is connected with those who have deeps pockets and are more likely to reach into those pockets is a...
Why Should the CEO [Not] be on the board?

Why Should the CEO [Not] be on the board?

If you want to have a passionate discussion, try one that addresses whether the CEO should or should not be on the board. Some will view it as necessary as ice-cream with apple pie and others as a skunk at a garden party. Well, not quite that good or that bad; but you...
The “At What Cost” Question

The “At What Cost” Question

When boards – and specifically not for profit boards, are developing their Ends, they will determine who the beneficiaries are and what benefits will result for these beneficiaries. The third part of this process is determining whether or not it’s worth the cost of...
Prescribing vs. Proscribing

Prescribing vs. Proscribing

We love Policy Governance®, except for that negative language requirement. Why can’t we just tell the CEO how to do something? Tobe consistent with the model and still get its way, a board may go to great lengths to come up with creative ways of directing its CEO,...

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