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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Do You Have An Oversized Board?

Situation To accommodate every geographical area, the bylaws of a national organization gave each chapter a seat on the Board. All past presidents are also included on the Board as

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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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Parliamentary procedures are necessary for decision making within board of directors or committee meetings; these guidelines keep meetings consistent, on topic, and on schedule. The most common procedure used in

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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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While Board training can be an annual ongoing project, the optimum time to have it is after your Annual General meeting and before your first regular Board meeting. Usually 3-5

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Lee Fulsher Despite ones commitment to their cause, many Not-For-Profit Directors and Officers are unaware of the legal ramifications of their work and the possibility of being held personally liable.

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There are times when your organizations members ask to attend your board meetings. Other times you may want to invite guests to make a brief presentation. Either way a guest

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A recent study suggests that too much agreement on a board can weaken a company, even increasing the probability of fraud. Why you need to (nicely) cultivate dissent. Is an

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by the ASAE Foundation Some boards have what it takes to consistently perform at the highest level—and the best have qualities in common. Here’s what the highest-performing boards can tell

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