What is the cost of not investing?

Questions like this are often heard when someone is making choices about their next stock purchase. Recently I was confronted with this question when a potential client was pondering the “cost,” both in dollars and in time, of investing in the development of organizations board of directors, the executive director and the relationship between the two. My counsel is always the same: the cost of not...
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Are some non-profits just not ready for a board that governs?

Yesterday, I was once again confronted with a question that I often ponder: are there some boards that are not yet ready to govern and that simply have to function as working boards?  The idea comes from trying to apply John Carver’s concepts that today are commonly referred to as International Policy Governance to a very young organization (sometimes defined as having very few or no paid staff)....
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