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Then, without fail, tell your board president about the entire incident, what steps you have taken and ask the board chair to follow the attorney's advice.
His advice was: this is no one's business but the two people involved and the executive director should "step carefully" before sharing this incident with anyone, including the board chair. In multiple experiences as a nonprofit and for-profit leader, I have found that "stepping carefully" in this space only reinforces problems that women (and sometimes men) have with harassment in the workplace.Personal ads never accounted for more than 1% of marriages in America.Today dating sites and apps account for about a sixth of the first meetings that lead to marriage there; roughly the same number result from online encounters in venues not devoted to such matters.Remember: a board member is an executive leader in a nonprofit and makes decisions that can impact line staff.
Any romantic relationship between an executive leader (staff or volunteer) and a less powerful staff member can put the entire organization at risk of future harassment claims.
As well, these relationships can cause stress on your employee.