MESSAGE FROM BOB HARRIS,CAE
Serving on a board of directors or committee is a rewarding experience. The greatness of America is enhanced by the volunteers who govern the more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations. Board service and trusteeship require significant responsibility and accountability. The membership, stakeholders, media, and the government scrutinize actions. The board works as a team in collaboration with the professional staff. Directors should be innovative and strategic. Seldom does an organization need directors who micromanage. The 2020 Leadership, Governance, and Pandemic Recovery manual offers guidance and hope for an economic rebound. Associations are resilient and should use the opportunity to become an indispensable partner and trusted resource.