In today’s competitive, high-paced, heavily regulated, and often under-funded environment, the reality is that conventional wisdom can only take a non-profit chief executive officer (CEO) so far. To be successful in today’s non-profit market, what is thought of as the “conventional wisdom” must be built upon and expanded. This is particularly true when it comes to dealing with a non-profit board. Conventional wisdom tells us that the major roles of the board are to define the mission, hire, supervise, evaluate the CEO to carry out the mission, strategically plan, assure fiscal responsibility, fundraising . . .