Is it Time to Re-Structure Your Governance?

For a variety of reasons, a growing number of associations are restructuring governance to increase their efficiency. Some association executives and volunteers take the plunge once they realize things aren’t

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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

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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

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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,

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The ROI on Board Service

  “Leaders are made, they are not born“. -NFL Hall of Fame Coach, Vince Lombardi. So where does one find a good source for leadership development? Association boardrooms are ideal

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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

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Thanks to MultiView Association Management for supplying this article. by Robert C. Harris Scheduled to start at 5 and end at 8, the meeting began with 20 people making self-introductions. They

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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

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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

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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

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