-- Hildy Gottlieb
While this particular quote resonates in all areas of my life, its greatest power lies in the context in which I first heard it posed: the work of nonprofit boards.
As you might suspect, I've developed a few ideas of my own as I've reflected on Hildy's multi-part question over the last two years. But rather than share them today, I'm more interested in hearing your perspectives. What ultimately is possible if our nonprofit boards succeed in advancing our respective visions and missions? If they are focused on the big questions and are motivated to lead toward the ideal horizon we've identified?
How will our communities, however we define them, be better because we embraced the power and responsibility that comes with nonprofit governance? How will our world change if we rise to our leadership potential?
Whether you respond as a member of a specific board or as someone who sees the potential of governing bodies across the sector, I'd appreciate having the chance to hear and share your response to Hildy's important question. The value of this post will come in the conversation that it sparks. Please take a moment to comment, to read and respond to others' comments, and help us generate a collective vision of the true potential of nonprofit governance.