Appointed And Hybrid Boards Are Two Types Of Board Formations That May Have Positive Or Negative Effects On The

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Appointed and hybrid boards are two types of board formations that may have positive or negative effects on the organizations’ ability to fulfill its mission. Board members may be appointed by an authority outside the organization. For instance, a governor may appoint a member to a state university board of directors. However, nonprofit boards are rarely comprised of totally appointed members. Hybrid boards may consist of elected members, appointed members and others serving by virtue of their status or position.
Nonprofit board members must deal with securing donations, marketing and ensuring the accountability of the organization they serve. Michael Worth (2014) shows the advantages and disadvantages of different types of boards (See Table 2). In the case of both appointed and hybrid boards, appointed members who serve because of the status or position they hold may not be dedicated to the organization or possess the ability and availability to perform their duties. These appointees may not appreciate the honor and opportunity of serving. However, appointed members who possess a particular expertise and/or experience may add immense value to the organization. In fact, the Association of Fundraising Professionals recommends potential board members with connections, such as access to foundations and corporations, media contacts, and political contacts (1999, p. 4). When Board members who are appointed because of a position they hold with another institution,…

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