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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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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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other not-for-profits continuously need to re-evaluate their processes in order to stay ahead of the curve and not seem outdated.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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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 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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Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Evaluate Your Organization

1. You want to grow your revenue and membership. 2. You need to change to be relevant to your member’s needs. 3. You need to grow your revenues to stay

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