Internal Relations

The CEO/Board Chair Relationship

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We regularly remark upon the significance of a great CEO-board chair relationship. A strong, well-functioning board is one of a nonprofit’s most important assets, and one that is often underutilized. It’s only when the CEO and board chair work in concert to support and develop their board, that they get the most out of this valuable resource. The CEO has a challenging role in making this happen. But with the right skills (and a few tips), he/she can engage the board chair as a strategic partner in helping the board – and the organization – drive toward its full potential. The La Piana Consulting team put our heads together to assemble this list of six practical suggestions to build an effective CEO/board chair relationship.
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FRAMEWORK for Community Leadership

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The community foundation is a community partner that creates a better future for all by pursuing the community’s greatest opportunities and addressing the most critical challenges, inclusively uniting people, institutions and resources from throughout the community, and producing signicant, widely shared and lasting results.
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The Effective Board Retreat

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New Ideas & Proven Tips for a Successful Retreat Experience. A retreat is a rare opportunity for board members to get away from the formal, agenda-driven board room setting to reflect, share and strategize about the future. Boards can use retreats to engage in creative visioning or strategic thinking, tackle challenging long-range issues, and strengthen personal relationships—activities that are difficult if not impossible to accomplish in a standard board meeting.
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