Thursday, May 25, 2017

Is your board broad enough? - CIVIL SOCIETY

by Juliet Taylor 
Originally published: May 24, 2017

The role of an effective board plays can be make or break, so strength and diversity is vital, says Juliet Taylor. 

The right team of trustees for any arts, culture or heritage organisation is a formidable asset when we all find ourselves on shifting sands. Yet there is little guidance available centrally and consistently on how to plan, recruit for and support high performing boards. In particular, while there has been increased and often intense scrutiny on board governance, the human aspect of effective boards is easily overlooked. The challenges presented by the environment in which today’s not for profit organisations have to operate places a premium on strong and resilient boards that are equipped to steer the course. What should boards be thinking about?