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Board meeting time is deeply precious time, and the fulcrum of board-staff opportunity or disappointment. Let’s be smarter about how we use it. Bonus: board meeting cartoon at end of article. Every third Tuesday, or maybe four Wednesdays …
Dear Blue Avocado: We have 18 board members, but we are wondering if we should try to keep such a large board. At our upcoming board and senior staff retreat we will be discussing what size our board should be to be most effective. Help!! By …
Spend a few minutes ahead of time thinking about what to ask prospective board members to get a better idea if it’s a good match.
Dear Rita: We’ve never paid too much attention to our personnel files, but we’ve just entered a contract with the county and we think it’s time for us to get our act together on this. I know we need a personnel file for each employee — but what should …
Should board members have contact with staff independent of the executive director? Opinion is sharply divided.
Benefits of 7×7 Board Briefings: Each board member makes a 7 minute presentation, followed by 7 minutes of questions, answers & responses.
Discussing restrictions on nonprofit 501c3 organizations that prohibit them from supporting or opposing candidates running for office.
Three instant ways to improve meetings simply by what you put on the piece of paper titled “Board Agenda:”
A detailed method for your nonprofit’s nominating committee to recruit 3-5 new board members in the next 6 months.
Where everyone sits reflects organizational philosophy, and is a strong message to all about authority, participation, and the board’s role.