“There are some things that a board must be crystal clear on,” he says. “Why do we exist? How do we serve the community? What is our strategy? How are we going to execute?”
Recommending that board members should not necessarily be family and friends, board members should be passionate about the mission.
Directors should come from diverse backgrounds and have complimentary skills and good communication and listening skills. Engaging conversation and debate is valuable. It is important to have critical thinkers and not a room of people who only agree. There is a benefit to