I continue using the work of Carter McNamara to help guide me as a leader. In the following discussion he looks at the work of the board in getting started. A new organization needs a board but the board must mature and develop over time.
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The role of the initial board is to get the NPO to the point where it can make that transition from “infancy” to “maturity,” with the transition stage being the “adolescence” — a period of painful change and growth. Painful, because the original board members and founders may have to give up some or all of the roles they’ve been playing. They may even have to turn governance responsibility over to others — who have the traits needed to ensure….