The strength to keep going

November 1, 2014 - 12:00am -- Living City

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Not long ago the executive director of a non-profit organization in which I am involved asked if I would be president of its board. I had neither the desire, time, nor experience for it, but I wanted to support this person who was practically working alone. I agreed on the condition that the current executive director would continue to do almost everything!
Once inside this circle, I became aware of broken relationships, favoritism, injustices and some questionable practices. Efforts to resolve these problems were not received well.