Author: May Harris & Linda Rosenthal

When charity regulators are asked about governance problems, they cite "bobblehead" and "potted plant" boards members.

Bobblehead Boards and Charismatic CEOs

08:46 16 August in Board Governance

At a meeting last October of the National Association of State Charity Officials, these regulators reported to attendees about “what conduct can spook” them “into conducting investigations of charitable nonprofits.”  These troublesome examples include: “phantom boards” (they exist only on paper) and “bobblehead board members”...