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Here’s an infographic on how to handle possible conflict of interest at your organization. We call it the 4Rs of Handling Conflict of Interest. 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 […]

different types of committees complementary board of governance

In the Complementary Mode of Board Governance, there are 3 types of committees or task forces. One is a Policy Task forces, Board Statutory Committees and CEO Working Committees. Policy Task Forces are there for one purpose and one purpose only, it’s to basically look at the feasibility of something. Explore an issue. Should we […]

Comparing 3 Nonprofit Board Governance Models – Traditional, Carver and Complementary

Nonprofit Board Governance Models Have you ever wondered, “what are the fundamental differences between the Nonprofit Board Governance Models – Traditional, Policy (Carver) and Complementary Models of Board Governance?”. Below we have broken down the differences for you in the comprehensive chart. Also Read: 6 Tips for Dealing With an Indecisive Board What is Governance? […]

At the recent CSAE Conference 2019 in Vancouver, Canada, I spoke on The Complementary Model of Board Governance and polled the room of over 20 Executive Directors on insights into their associations. Here are the results which give us a peek into 2019 Board Governance trends from a small group of associations across Canada. Share […]

Beyond Carver: The Complementary Model of Board Governance

The association community owes a great deal of gratitude to Dr. John Carver. The fundamental governance/management principle, “The board sets policy, and the staff implements policy,” has been recognized for over fifty years. Yet it is largely because of Carver’s work that the term “governance” has been added to modern association management’s lexicont and that […]

Failing to Plan: 8 Reasons Why Strategic Planning Fails

8 Reason Why Strategic Planning Fails from TomTJAbbott, CSP Your excitement is palpable. After months, years of appealing to them, your indecisive board has finally agreed to participate in a strategic planning session. Your organization will finally benefit from strategy and forward momentum, a plan will be in place, and you will long forget yesterday’s […]

Your organization benefits greatly from the swift, conclusive decisions of your board. They create policy, clarify direction, and ultimately establish the foundation for forward movement within the organization at 619 roofing. But what happens when the board stalls in their decision-making role? How can you help your indecisive board get back on track? Also Read: […]