Thorough Vetting Needed When Hiring Nonprofit Consultants
By: Eugene Fram
Many nonprofit boards engage a consultant to ferry them through challenging times and/or projects. After years of experience as a nonprofit board director, board chair and advisor, I have come to question the impact of these initiatives. From what others and I have observed, the board too often selects a person for the job without adequately researching his/her “fit” to the requisite challenge. A failure to appropriately vet a candidate can result in a weakened process and disappointing results.
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