I’ll bet the answer is rarely yes. I know… too much business to do … too little time for a meeting that must finish in an hour … too many reports to hear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The world belongs to the enthusiastic.”
Nothing could be truer in the nonprofit world. Our work brings us in contact with thousands of volunteers, donors and staff members who would describe themselves as enthusiastic about the work of the organization. But sitting around the board table with them or listening to them talk, it would be hard to believe of most of them.