Eliyohu Mintz

A Peek Inside the Non-Profit Sector

Dealing with different personalities on your nonprofit board is hard enough, but what happens when some members are truly difficult to deal with? What happens when no matter what you do or say to them, they are never happy and make every meeting a chore? Having a conversation with them in private to outline the issues clearly, and work on a game plan going forward is the only route to go, and here are some great tools, as outlines in this article,  to get that conversation started.

Describing the issue in clear detail, asking for the person’s reactions or comments, explaining how everyone is on the same side and has the same goal in mind, are all important to keep in mind while having this difficult discussion. It is also good to keep in mind that you are not alone- reach out to other board members to help you solve the problem, as well as other tools at your disposal.


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