From the nonprofit executive’s point of view, nothing destroys trust more than a board that meets outside of the regular board meeting schedule and purposely excludes you.

Prevent this from ever happening to you with two strategies:

  1. A clause in your contract of employment with the board that prevents the practice.
  2. A board policy that prevents the practice with this language: “The board may not meet without the executive director or, in the case of his/her excused absence, the executive vice president.”