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Blue Avocado: Ten Things Boards Do Right (Without Even Realizing It)

February 20, 2014 | By Jan Masaoka, Board Cafe

From Blue Avocado: No matter what goes wrong in a nonprofit, somehow the board gets blamed. If the executive director embezzled money, people say, "Where was the board?" Why don't they say: "Executives are always at the root of the problem. Why don't we just stop having them?" In fact, boards and board members don't get credit for some important work they do without even realizing they are doing it.