Governance with a Focus

The best associations are the ones that are focused on their mission and driven to set and achieve goals. Directors have a clear intention for what they want to achieve.

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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 do you handle Founder’s Syndrome?

  Imagine how uncomfortable the board was. The founder of the organization had just asserted that, although the bylaws prescribed term limits, he was not ready to step aside. “I

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  Thanks to MultiView Association Management for supplying this article. by Shawna Strickland and Bob Harris The last item on the board’s agenda read, “Board Evaluation.” The last page in

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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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Special thanks to Connie and Bob for providing this article, regards Terry Connie Hanner and Bob Harris Volunteers are integral to an association or other not-for-profits. Members are asked to

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