My guest for this episode is Michael Davidson. Michael has a very diverse and interesting background. He has been a Peace Corps Volunteer, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology, an Assistant District Attorney and an attorney in private practice. He holds a BS in mathematics from New York State University College on Long Island, a JD from Columbia Law School and an M.Ph in Anthropology from Yale University.

Michael is a consultant specializing in nonprofit board development, management support, leadership transition, and executive coaching.  He has over 30 years experience in nonprofit board and managerial leadership. Michael calls himself and his business Board Coach. He is the former Chair of Governance Matters and designed and led the board candidate and organizational training for Board Serve – a NYC program of United Way. He is faculty for the Adephi University Nonprofit Management Certificate Program.

There is a delicate dance for the executive director between collaborating with the board and being supervised by it. In this episode, Michael and I explore the executive’s role, if any, in managing the board.

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