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10 Essential Roles of Good Foundation Boards

by Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Mar 10, 2017

When you think of what makes a foundation most effective, you may think of the CEO, program staff or maybe the founder. But the key to a truly effective (and indeed, fully functional) foundation is its board. Good boards understand their roles and responsibilities. They know their limits, but they also embrace leadership. As a result, everyone who works within a foundation with a strong board is better positioned and supported to achieve that foundation's mission.