Robert B. Acton

Robert B. Acton is principal & founder of Cause Strategy Partners, LLC, a consulting social enterprise and Certified B-Corps that partners with foundations, corporations and social good organizations to help nonprofits achieve their missions fueled by great leadership, great strategy and, most importantly, great results. Visit us at

A Nonprofit CEO’s Nightmare: The Micro-Managing Board

Posted by Robert B. Acton on Mar 28, 2019 12:02:00 PM

There are two primary (and polar opposite) ways that nonprofit boards drive their chief executives nuts: disengagement and micro-management.


Board Members Zoning Out? Stop Reading the CEO Report

Posted by Robert B. Acton on Oct 9, 2017 10:14:00 AM



PETER, the board chair, invites Susan, the organization’s passionate chief executive, to begin her Executive Director Report as the next item on the board meeting agenda. Susan turns to page 12 of the 60-page board packet that she and her team have diligently...


Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Meetings, board engagement

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