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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2019 Emerging Not-For-Profit Governance Trends

Size Matters It’s usually easier for 8 people to agree on a course of action than for larger groups to do so. Although the average not-for-profit board size in Canada

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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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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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