As technology advances, associations and other not-for-profits continuously need to re-evaluate their processes in order to stay ahead of the curve and not seem outdated. AGMs are rarely known for

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What Kind of Board Are You On?

Governance structures can be organized based on where they stand on a continuum between pure policy and pure administrative boards. The former develops policy and hires an executive director for

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Parliamentary procedures are necessary for decision making within board of directors or committee meetings; these guidelines keep meetings consistent, on topic, and on schedule. The most common procedure used in

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Born from the late 1990s to now, Generation Z is the current generation, and its oldest members are starting to enter the workforce and our Boardrooms. More importantly, they are

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Ratification at Board Meeting

During meetings, many topics are discussed, and many motions are passed. Not every motion may have passed unanimously, though the vote or minority opinion is seldom recorded in order to

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Don’t Let Your Strategic Plan Collect Dust

There can be a temptation to take a new strategic plan and file with other older strategic plans, or to put the plan in a bookshelf collect dust. A strategic

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A Board Leadership Challenge – How to Arrive at a Consensus

Consensus is a collaborative process. Decisions are made based on overwhelming agreement of a group and consensus is reached when everyone supports the decision or at least can live with

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Want to Make the Board Mad at You?

If you want to make a bad impression as the newest member of the Board of Directors, here’s some tips: Miss the first two meetings then tell them you read

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Board Portal Technology Improves Board Governance

We rely upon history to learn from our mistakes and not repeat them. There are Not-for Profit scandals including fraud and mismanagement  that has taught us many things. Many Boards

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Board Full Disclosure Please

Disclose everything expected of directors. Recently I heard a board chair remind directors they are expected to contribute $12,000 to association’s foundation. Some of the directors looked at each other

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