Does Your Board Have Parking Lot Conversations?

Some Board members are quiet during meetings, but they engage in spirited discussions during breaks or in the parking lot after the meeting. Such conversations may include criticisms of decisions

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What If Your Board Suddenly Disappeared?

Executive Directors can spend a lot of time complaining about their boards – wanting them to leave them alone. But imagine, if you will, what would happen if you waved

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Build a Pipeline of Potential Board Members and Leaders   

While there are many methods of building a pipeline of potential Board members and leaders, one that is very effective is to create an ‘emerging leaders’ or ‘rising stars’ group.

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Knowing When to Say No to your Board

Picture this. You’ve just completed a two-day annual planning workshop with your Board of Directors, set against a backdrop that encourages free thinking, new ideas, lots of time for networking,

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Overview of Board Types

The board types described here range from those that are heavily involved in operations (usually in small organizations with little or no staff) to those with little or no operational

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What to do when someone says, “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.

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What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of a Director?

Directors often have a lack of clarity on their roles and responsibilities. As a result, Board fiduciary responsibilities may not be fulfilled leading to a host of issues including conflicts

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How To Hold A Virtual Annual General Meeting

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other not-for-profits continuously need to re-evaluate their processes in order to stay ahead of the curve and not seem outdated.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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Generation Z In the Boardroom

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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