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Not-for-profit Boards

A three-part series on not-for-profit boards.

Boston Theater Board Leaders Forum
Essay

Boston Theater Board Leaders Forum

29 October 2014

Dr. Joan Lancourt reflects on collaborating with Boston-based theatre board chairs to discuss eye-opening ideas and shared frustrations.

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Why Boards Don’t Need to Be Bored
Essay

Why Boards Don’t Need to Be Bored

New Challenges and Best Practices for Not-for-Profit Boards, part 3

13 September 2013

One board chair commented, “We cast the board like you cast a play: diversity of skills, people who get the mission, people who have a relationship with the theater.”

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Why Boards Don’t Need to Be Bored
Essay

Why Boards Don’t Need to Be Bored

New Challenges and Best Practices for Not-for-Profit Boards, part 2

12 September 2013

There is a growing recognition that the more board members are engaged and exposed to the artistic life of the theater, the more effective they are as board members, and the more able they are to participate in strategic and generative conversations.

Why Boards Don’t Need to Be Bored
Essay

Why Boards Don’t Need to Be Bored

New Challenges and Best Practices for Not-for-Profit Boards, part 1

11 September 2013

In this essay, Joan Lancourt offers a thorough analysis of not-for-profit boards and how they can enhance their productivity.