Category Archives: board governance

What Are Board Fiduciary Duties ?

Board Fiduciary Duties Fiduciary duty equates with loyalty and encompasses the four main legal principles: The duty to act in the best interests of the organization The duty to disclose other interests and avoid conflicts The duty to maintain the … Continue reading

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What is The CEO’s Role in Recruiting Volunteers?

It is widely known that a key responsibility of the board of directors is to identify future leaders. The effort ensures sustainability. Cultivating volunteers takes time and is a never-ending task. The question here is, “Should the organization’s executive director … Continue reading

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Roberts Rules Made Simple

Roberts Rules of Order are one of the most accepted forms of meeting management procedures. While it hard to believe, they were developed in the 1800’s ( not a typo!) Yes, they have been revised and updated however in my … Continue reading

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The ROI on board service

“Leaders are made, they are not born,” said NFL Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi. So where does one find a good source for leadership development? Association boardrooms are ideal schools for leadership. Most volunteers join a board out of … Continue reading

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How do you handle founder’s syndrome?

Imagine how uncomfortable the board was. The founder of the organization had just asserted that, although the bylaws prescribed term limits, he was not ready to step aside. “I founded the organization, and I’m not sure my passion and principles … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Board’s Performance

  Thanks to MultiView Association Management for supplying this article. by Shawna Strickland and Bob Harris The last item on the board’s agenda read, “Board Evaluation.” The last page in the board packet was a self-evaluation — sort of a … Continue reading

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What Purpose Does This Committee Serve ?

Robert C. Harris Wednesday, December 07, 2016 What purpose does this committee serve? At the first meeting of the committee, one of the members asked the chair, “So what should we do this year?” The chair responded, “We don’t make … Continue reading

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The Dysfunctions Of Many Boards

Special thanks to Connie and Bob for providing this article, regards Terry Connie Hanner and Bob Harris Volunteers are integral to an association or other not-for-profits. Members are asked to contribute time, energy and resources on boards and committees. The … Continue reading

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Potential Tactics For Attracting Older Millennials to Your Association

I was reading an article in the MultiView Association Adviser and thought it was very good and worth repeating …… While there are varying opinions on the age group of a young millennials vs older millennials however this makes the … Continue reading

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Creating Better Solutions Through Conflicting Ideas

Boards are episodic decision-making groups, as opposed to groups that need to construct effective decisions together daily, so their tasks are usually cognitive—setting processes, considering facts, and predicting outcomes. It’s important to remember during the decision-making process that cognitive conflict, … Continue reading

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