Rick Moyers (Eugene & Agnes Meyer Foundation and a most wise individual who has been in philanthropy a long time) in today's Chronicle of Philanthropy newsletter wrote an epistle about nonprofit board's readiness for the next generation -- those who would fill the seats to be emptied by the current generation of board members.
While agreeing with everything Mr Moyers states, I am particularly interested in what he says about what board's need to do next to prepare themselves for this incoming group of folks (assuming they indeed join these boards). For me though it is Mr. Moyers' next to last sentence that should get all of our attention regardless of recruitment needs: "boards need to have more serious conversations about impact." Again, this statement is not just about reforming for the future, it is about now -- boards really need to be talking about impact! This is what it's all about.