OUR FINAL BLOG! We hope you’ve found value for your board in More Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom Blog, this 40-week journey through the book, More Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom: Effectiveness, Excellence, Elephants! by Dan Busby and John Pearson. Over the last 40 Wednesdays, we've featured 40 guest bloggers and their favorite snippet from the week's topic.
Here are some final thoughts from Dan and John—and a click-on menu of all 40 bloggers and 40 lessons—plus a bonus lesson by ECFA President Michael Martin on a free board self-assessment. And during this COVID-19 era, the role of the board becomes even more critical. We pray that your board will have God-honoring wisdom as you spiritually discern next steps.
To address the elephant in the room, you must have the right board members in the room.
THE BIG IDEA FROM THE BOOK: As Busby and Pearson wrote in their introduction, “To address the elephant in the room, you must have the right board members in the room. Board service is not for the weak of heart. So in these lessons, you’ll find numerous alerts, cautions, and warnings: how to guard your CEO’s soul, insights on succession planning, the Governance Pendulum Principle, the dangers of botched executive sessions, and why résumé-builders make lousy board members.
“We pray that this book [and these blogs] will be a catalyst for your board to have numerous healthy conversations about effectiveness, excellence, and elephants. And we also salute you and thank you for accepting the sacred trust of ministry board service. God is honored.”
ECFA is grateful to our 40 guest bloggers who shared their insights and color commentaries on all 40 lessons over the last 40 Wednesdays. Click on a relevant lesson for your board—and share the link with your board members today!
MORE BLOG SERIES:
Inspire your board members to be lifelong learners in governance! Read and share these other blog series with your board:
• 40 Blogs: Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom: 40 Insights for Better Board Meetings
• 40 Blogs: Lessons From the Church Boardroom: 40 Insights for Exceptional Governance
• 22 Blogs: ECFA Tools and Templates for Effective Board Governance: Time-Saving Solutions for Your Board
• And more blogs: ECFA Governance of Christ-Centered Organizations Blog