The idea of a having a board chair and vice-chair will be a familiar one to most. Lots has been written about the role of the chair and the characteristics of effective chairs has been well researched. Very little has been written about the role of vice-chairs. But are there any other board leadership options?
I recently served as the co-chair of a non-profit board in my community and it was an excellent partnership. What made it work? I could not find any good practice advice on the role and responsibilities of such a position. So I here is some based on my experience.