Is it wise for 501(c)(3) organizations to have term limits for the Board of Trustees?
I recognize that I have a minority view on this issue, but, in my opinion, term limits are for cowards. They are promoted primarily to rid the Board of “dead wood” and get “new blood” into the organization. But in my view, they arbitrarily force the loss of qualified leadership, diminish institutional memory, and adversely affect the answer to the question of “whose organization is it?” I think there are far more effective ways to eliminate dead wood and maintain energetic leadership for the organization. (If you would like to see an elaboration on this position, see Ready Reference Page: “Term Limits Are For Cowards.”