By Monica E. Oss I’ve been on numerous non-profit boards of directors throughout my career, and have developed a somewhat jaded view about the role of the board. I’m thinking there are only a few roles for non-profit board members—approving the strategic plan forwarded by the chief executive officer (CEO), giving or getting financial contributions, and making sure the CEO uses those resources wisely. As a bonus, board members can also provide sage advice to the CEO and be a “booster” of the organization in the community. The fundraising issue is critical. As we look ahead to 2021, the “next normal” will likely bring budget cuts for health and human service payers—while demand for uncompensated services increases. For many nonprofit provider organizations,…
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