The board is the right size to operate effectively. Your bylaws require a minimum number of board members, and sometimes also give a maximum. Have you thought about what number works the best? I have seen minimums as low as
If you like to study social dynamics from interesting sources, you may want to check out Asset Based Community Development. The Center in my home town, Fresno, CA, invited me to a community wide conference on Asset Based Community Development
This last couple of months I have been stunned by how many people have asked me to give them the actual citations that require more than 50% of the board, management and staff of a center be people with disabilities.
As is so often the case, the answer is “yes and no”. Because of our unique structure to assure consumer control (which is required by the Rehabilitation Act as amended), our boards and councils are unique. Not very many non-profit
Questions from a CIL Executive Director: I’m having some difficulties with my board that I could use some advice on. 1. The board is not doing anything to assist me in finding new members, and we are now under 51%.
Section 701 of Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act starts out with the purpose of Independent Living. “The purpose of this chapter is to promote a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination,
I get to visit a lot of centers, and meet a lot of people who work for CILs or SILCs or are on the board of one. I see centers that are “service providers” and, in contrast, centers that are