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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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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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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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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What Do You Do About an Indecisive Board?

Some Boards have a difficult time in making decisions. Certainly some decision making does need to take the appropriate time, with accurate information and healthy debate occurring. There are times

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Strategic Planning: Testing The Trends

A key part of any strategic-planning process is understanding the underlying trends. But how often have you read a prediction, statement or trend, and began to wonder if it were

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Build a Pipeline of Potential Board Members and Leaders   

While there are many methods of doing this, one that is very effective is by creating a ‘emerging leaders’ or ‘rising stars’ group. (One of my clients named their emerging

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False Starts: 13 Ways to Blow Strategic Planning!

False starts: 13 ways to blow strategic planning Written by Robert C. Harris Boards can be resistant to thinking strategically — they often find it easier to focus on short-term

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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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