Jan Masaoka is the CEO at the California Association of Nonprofits. Jan is also editor in chief of Blue Avocado, an e-magazine for the nonprofit community. Jan was executive director of CompassPoint for 14 years, a consulting and training firm for nonprofits based in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and which is a Blue Avocado charter partner.



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How Can We Conduct an Effective Board Meeting by Telephone?

Posted on December 15, 2013 by Jan Masaoka

Editor’s Note: This article addresses a strategy which an increasing number of geographically dispersed family foundations have been forced to rely upon in recent years – conducting the occasional board meeting by telephone. It is reprinted with permission from Blue Avocado, a practical and readable online magazine for nonprofits. Subscribe free by contacting the Blue Avocado editor or visiting www.blueavocado.org. Your… Read More