Giving by governing: The board of governors (part 4)

www.christianpost.com | 8/21/2019 | Staff
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Of all of the groups related to an institution the “board of Governors” probably wields the most. "A school is only as strong as its board wants it to be." Success demands a strong board. Now while a strong board doesn't guarantee a strong school, every strong school has a strong board. I addressed this in an article in Christian Post dated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

Board members are in a position where they can see and do like no others can. They actually have the “say,” possess the control to do what is right, they own the institution! If the Board doesn’t act it is probable that no one else will. This is why it is so important to select board members well, presidents and headmasters well, and yes, faculty well. All of this care needs to be taken while things are still faithful to the institutional mission and under control. If not it’s a loss!

Evidence - Einstein - Definition - Insanity - Thing

While there is no substantive evidence that Einstein wrote or spoke this, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” However, it does ring true and Christian schools and colleges continue doing the same thing over and over again with poor results. Worst of all losing their school. Violating their mission, losing the battle against an oppositional culture, and in the process grieving God’s spirit!

The Board of Governors, board of director, or board of trustees, whatever you call yourselves, holds a fiduciary responsibility for what is taking place at an institution. Board giving is at least “twofold;” the giving of capital and the giving of time. Both of these are extremely valuable. Make that threefold by adding the fact that the board establishes policy. If they are doing their job they will recognize problems...
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