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No Automatic Board Renewals


When it comes to board member terms, it's essential to take a fresh look at the needs of your organization.


Here are three key points to consider when deciding whether or not to renew board members' terms.


Assess Changing Needs


Organizations evolve, and their needs change over time.


Instead of automatically renewing board members' terms, take the opportunity to evaluate what skills, expertise, or connections are currently missing from your board.


By carefully considering the evolving needs of your organization, you can ensure that you have the right people in the right positions to drive success.


Avoid Blind Renewals


While most boards have two 3-year terms, it's important not to blindly renew a board member just because they've completed their first term.


Evaluate their contributions, commitment, and alignment with the organization's goals.


Make renewal decisions based on merit and the best interests of the organization, rather than solely on tenure.


Build the Best Board


Remember, your goal is to assemble a high-performing board.


When considering term renewals, weigh current board members' eligibility for a second term alongside prospective new board members.


Prioritize selecting the best group of individuals who bring the right mix of skills, diversity, and passion to propel your organization forward.



Assess changing needs, avoid blind renewals, and focus on building the best board possible.


By taking these steps, you'll position your arts and cultural organization for continued success!

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