Monthly Archives: April 2014

Nonprofits & Mediation

Sandy Balick of Consensus PointMediation LLC explains how mediation can help a nonprofit Board resolve conflict.Family mediation is ideally suited to resolving disputes for all kinds of “families.” A great example is presented by the boards of directors of nonprofit organizations. (While nonprofits cover a range of causes/topics, the focus here is on those engaged in charitable or artistic pursuits.)

Boards are responsible for the overall direction of an organization. It used to be that serving on a board merged good works and social prominence. Board meetings were social occasions, and as long as the managers reported good progress, those present might share a good lunch, network a bit, and go home feeling that they had contributed to the forward march of civilization.

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