Tag Archives: board members

How to manage ‘I just have a question’

It sounds so virtuous when a board member says, “I just have a question.” You would expect the query can be answered briefly with a quick return to the agenda. In reality, the question opens a can of worms. A … Continue reading

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Best Board Practices Orientation Checklist

While Board training can be an annual ongoing project, the optimum time to have it is after your Annual General meeting and before your first regular Board meeting. Usually 3-5 hours is appropriate however depending upon the complexity of the … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Personal Assets: D&O Liability Insurance

Lee Fulsher Despite ones commitment to their cause, many Not-For-Profit Directors and Officers are unaware of the legal ramifications of their work and the possibility of being held personally liable. As a Director or Officer of a Not-For-Profit Organization your … Continue reading

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Guests At Your Board Meetings?

There are times when your organizations members ask to attend your board meetings. Other times you may want to invite guests to make a brief presentation. Either way a guest policy is required or an appropriate signal to them that … Continue reading

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When Can A Good Board Be Bad?

A recent study suggests that too much agreement on a board can weaken a company, even increasing the probability of fraud. Why you need to (nicely) cultivate dissent. Is an agreeable board bad for business? The Harvard Business Review recently … Continue reading

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Some Boards Have What it Takes

by the ASAE Foundation Some boards have what it takes to consistently perform at the highest level—and the best have qualities in common. Here’s what the highest-performing boards can tell us about good governance. Having a board is more than … Continue reading

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Quick Tips for Board Training Success

This is a replay from 2013, but it’s very applicable now that we have started 2014 board meetings.

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15 policies for sound not-for-profit governance

This article brings up so many invaluable points that I wanted to share it with you again. 15 policies for sound not-for-profit  governance Accountants nodded their heads in sympathy as stories of governance mistakes were told during a session at the … Continue reading

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Streamlining Meetings

This blog post is from a word document on streamlining meetings. I have had it around for such a long time, I am really not sure who to credit and thank for providing it to me. 1. Provide the agenda, board … Continue reading

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