Lately I’ve received lots of Anonymous Questions about the role of a board of directors in relationship with the Executive Director. There are many legal grey areas associated with this relationship, so for Season 3 Episode 6, I asked my favorite nonprofit attorney Rachel Schaffer Lawson of Schaffer Law Firm to come back to the show and answer all the questions you have submitted. Please keep in mind her answers to my questions do not constitute legal advice for your specific nonprofit organization or situation! If you have further questions, please reach out to Rachel directly--she does not charge for phone calls or emails.
How should I provide balance on my board of directors between high-profile individuals who don't have much time with others who have less notoriety but can devote more working hours to my nonprofit?
How do I address board members who aren't fulfilling their commitments?
How can you create an effective board or volunteer committee? What should you do if you have one that already isn't working out?