Joan Garry is widely known as the "Dear Abby" of nonprofit work. Her books and blog offer a great deal of insight for those of us in the mess of it. This blog post is targeted at helping the reader understand the rationale behind firing someone sooner rather than later. It also reveals some very useful how-to tips and phrases.
Obviously, this may assist you if/when a staff member needs to be moved along. Less obvious, and still pertinent, is its relation to board members. While the methods may look different between staff and board, the rationale can be consistently applied. If you have someone in mind who is not performing; this read is for you.
Enhancing your center's ability to effectively manage their work and maintain a stable, effective organization.