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.

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