NPO Board Governance

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A meeting can be the most effective way of unleashing the creative energy, the imagination, and the hands on ability of volunteers and staff. Or a meeting can be the most ineffective, time-wasting frustrating experience ever inflicted upon volunteer and staff. Something we’ve learned over the years is that the problem isn’t the meeting itself, […]

Monitoring Performance of the Board

Monitoring the performance of the board and the CEO is an important role of the board of directors, and more NPOs are assigning a higher priority to this role than in past years. AMC surveys of NPOs have shown fairly consistent growth in the use of written appraisals of board members (from 11% in 2005 […]

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Given the steady change in volunteer directors, periodic strategic planning sessions are even more important for volunteer associations than for profit-seeking corporations. And yet, until recently, few associations have taken the time to conduct this serious planning exercise. How should they be arranged, who should be involved, what should be covered? Our experience in this […]