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A Nonprofit CEO’s Nightmare: The Micro-Managing Board

It’s not that it is too engaged; rather, it is engaged on the wrong things

There are two primary (and polar opposite) ways that nonprofit boards drive their chief executives nuts: disengagement and micro-management.

A disengaged board is one that is asleep at the wheel. It is likely falling short of the legal obligations of board service, a net drag on the organization, and doing a disservice to the community that its organization was formed to serve. 

A micro-managing board, on the other hand, has the opposite problem. It’s not that it is too engaged, rather, it is engaged on the wrong things. 

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