All of the recent brouhaha at the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is a good reminder that we can all benefit from focusing on what should be the fundamental duties and responsibilities for board members.
It’s all too easy to get wrapped up into turf wars, tribalism, etc. but the entire US nonprofit model relies on board members to remain dispassionate stewards of public trust.
The moment it erodes past that point, you can bet the entire nonprofit performing art organization field will begin a race to the bottom and cultural obscurity. Today’s #TBT post reaches back to 2016 with one of the worst documented instances of board decline.