Right-sizing the Board
There are times when a Board must make hard decisions to improve operation and efficiency. Case in point: one of the Foundation’s Strategic Planning Committee recommendations is to reduce the number of board members from 37 to 17. “It’s all about building a more resilient organization,” said one board member. What is the average size for a board? According to a BoardSource survey, “A Snapshot of America’s Nonprofit Boards,” the average size of a board is 19, the median being 17. The vote will be held on June 7.