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In Trust newsletter logo April 30, 2012

Three reasons not to invite former board members back
One year off and then on again is the assumed rhythm of board life. The by-laws of almost all nonprofit organizations allow valued members to come back to the board after a 12-month respite.

No surprise then if board members describe the familiar cycle as standard, or even, best practice for filling the board roster.

But what if we discover that boardroom recycling has negative consequences for nonprofit organizations?

What if following conventional wisdom doesn’t produce the anticipated results?

Read more at Rebekah Burch Basinger's blog...

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