A classic post at Blue Avocado, the online magazine of American Nonprofits, addresses the common problem of deadwood -- board members who don’t do anything.



  • Whose problem is it? Yours, whether you are the board president, an officer, or a member.
  • What must you do first? Something. This kind of problem doesn’t go away by itself.
  • What must you do second? Be hopeful and confident. There are solutions.

The post outlines five short-term strategies and four long-term strategies for dealing with board members who are missing in action.

And it concludes with an answer to this surprising question: “And what if you are the one who isn't as active as you had expected to be?”

Read the whole post here.

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