Posts tagged to 'Board roles and responsibilities'
by Anne Wallestad
and Aaron Dorfman
on October 15, 2018
The board’s role in CEO oversight is not a straightforward or easy role to play, but it is an absolutely critical one.
by Barbara Hostetter
on July 3, 2018
Barr Foundation's co-founder and chair discusses expanding the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
by Virginia Esposito
on June 1, 2018
The title of this post has been carefully chosen to start or renew a conversation around great governance. How do you build the board your foundation deserves? Are there practices that make the most of volunteer leadership? Are there practices that keep you from having a highly functioning board? The answer to both is a resounding YES.
by Kylie Musolf
on March 19, 2018
For seasoned trustees: Are you preparing your young people for success?
by Jackie Hendrickson
on December 27, 2017
"We shared what we learned about board legalities, evaluation tools, and how we came to start thinking of our new roles in the foundation."
NCFP is happy to support this transition and we recommend the following resources to help you get started
by Virginia Esposito
on February 2, 2017
Successful family foundation board chairs are able to both drive action and manage egos — and are often the difference between a foundation deftly navigating challenging situations and being tripped up by them.
Our foundation has made the decision to spend out in roughly 20 years. We have been transparent about this decision with current staff. Are there critical reasons not to communicate this externally at this point?
"I believe it is to your foundation’s benefit to be clear that you intend to spend out...
by Kris Putnam-Walkerly
on May 31, 2016
Most board members are rational, committed professionals. However, even among the most collegial boards there's always the possibility of conflict, and savvy foundation leaders I know have used the following approaches to diffuse disagreement smoothly and quickly.
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by Karen Green
and Andras Kosaras
on April 1, 2016
Concise, complete, and accurate meeting minutes are vital to the health of a family foundation. These documents are the first thing IRS/state regulators request during an investigation and/or audit into a foundation.