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Life-Cycle Model

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Tera Qualls

on 18 April 2010

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Transcript of Life-Cycle Model

Idea No board, only Supporters Board forms, bylaws developed,
articles of incorporation filed Start-Up Members almost always have personal connection to mission or founder
Founder and staff makes most decisions
Board operates as a committee of the whole
Members do not view themselves in a governance role Membership has expanded beyond friends of the founder
Members begin to make deicisions in the organizations best interest
Board sets direction and develops organizational ownership Growth Board recruits outside professionals who bring increased expectations
Board members understand risk & make informed decisions
Board structure begins to appear Transitions to board/staff ownership model with an understanding of governance rules
Board members regulary attend meetings & are willing to make time sensitive decisions
Committee structure, terms of office, and recruitment processes are established Mature Board sets direction, is policy oriented, & leaves management to E.D.
Board plays leadership role & has competence to keep nonprofit focused & vital
Board is organized for max effectiveness & has structure for continuity of leadership & culture Board operates in policy mode, understanding governance, legal, & fiduciary responsibilities
Board monitors organizational impact on community
Committee structure is clearly defined
Members are appropriately competent & diverse with rotating terms of office
Decline Board is unaware there is anything wrong & don't take action until money starts running out
Lack of organizational spark & too many crisis cause diminished attendance
Even with a strategic plan, the board is focused on what they want to do, instead of community need
A new board member is generally the whistler blower & puts the turn around process in motion Board requires & review client performance & satisfaction measurements, in addition to financial reports
Members attend board meetings on a regular basis
Board members are future focused, serve as program ambassadors, & in tune with community need
Someone is willingly open to calling the board's attention to organization problems & develop a game plan to correct it Turn Around A core of committed board members are ready to do whatever it takes to restore organizational integrity
Turn over has shrunk the board to only the most committed members
Board supports turn around manager in a leadership role & helps to regain credibility Board has affirmatively reconnected with the organization
A small, but highly committed group takes the organization forward
Board provides objectivity, support, & advice Terminal Board has lost its collective drive to continue & may exit in name only Board fulfills its due dilligence requirements regarding disposition of assets, closing accounts, & distributing remaining funds to another nonprofit Life-Cycle Model Heather Kaweck & Tera Qualls
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