Yale School of Management

A Governing Board Considers Closure: A Dramatic Narrative in Three Acts

Series:
Program on Nonprofit Organizations (PONPO)
Overview:

In this case the reader must decide how the governing board of a floundering arts organization should respond to a motion for closure. The case illustrates the unique traits that founding executive directors often possess, the limitations of un-involved boards, the dangers of inert programs and policies, the need for transformational leadership in floundering organizations, and the factors that may influence a board to consider closure. The case is presented through a play-like narrative of three acts.

Format:
Cooked, document
Teaching Note:
No
Suggested Citation:

Mark A. Hager, "A Governing Board Considers Closure: A Dramatic Narrative in Three Acts," PONPO Case CNG #20, December 1996

Keywords:
  • Nonprofit governance
  • Women in Leadership
Perspectives:
  • Arts Management
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Social Enterprise

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