Here a paragraph from Abu Bratche's post titled, What's the opposite of accountability?, about the CSO board.
The single biggest weakness in the American non-profit sector is the complete absence of consequences for the people who really run non-profits. The board of the Columbus Symphony â€“ no one else â€“ is responsible for killing the enterprise which was entrusted to them. But they donâ€™t lose their jobs, or have to find new careers, or get shunned at parties, or told by the local media that theyâ€™re selfish and unreasonable. They donâ€™t even get thrown off the board. They just continue to be board members, except of course that now they donâ€™t have to raise any money. And, unless their bylaws are written differently than those of most non-profits, they can continue to choke the life out of the institution long after itâ€™s dead before anyone from outside can do anything about it.