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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The Benefits of Transparency in the Boardroom

Transparency is a word that gets bounced around a lot in boardrooms these days, so it’s not surprising that many high-functioning organizations have adopted a transparent and accountable approach to

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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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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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Thanks to MultiView Association Management for supplying this article. by Robert C. Harris This is not a story about a quorum — though one would hope there are no empty

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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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I was reading an article in the MultiView Association Adviser and thought it was very good and worth repeating …… While there are varying opinions on the age group of

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Boards are episodic decision-making groups, as opposed to groups that need to construct effective decisions together daily, so their tasks are usually cognitive—setting processes, considering facts, and predicting outcomes. It’s

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