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- Personal and professional goals achievement
- Improved personal leadership, including work / life balance
- Increased accountability and focus
- Improved self-awareness and perspective
- Growth in leadership competency and capacity
- Better systems for priority management
A President's Message to the communication of key information to members and stakeholders - a dialog been the chief elected officer and members on a consistent basis.
An AUDIT COMMITTEE is responsible for overseeing the organization's financial reporting process, monitoring accounting policies and principles, monitoring internal control processes, and overseeing the hiring and performance of external auditors. Since Congress adopted the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, many Boards of Directors have amended bylaws to make them the standing committee.
BOARD ORIENTATION is the process to inform directors of their roles and responsibilities. Ultimately, the board is responsible for the organization. A good orientation begets good board members --- plan it carefully.
A BRAND PLATFORM is combination of statements that communicate a clear image of the organization.
The function of a COMMITTEE is to assist the board and staff with programs and activities that advance the organization’s mission and goals.
A CONFLICT OF INTEREST is a situation in which someone in a position of trust has a competing professional or personal interest.
The CONSENT AGENDA is a concept to save board time. It is a single line on the regular agenda
MEETING MINUTES are the permanent record of what took place at official meetings of a board or committee. They report on the actions, or lack of actions, of the board. (Their purpose is not for recording who said what nor extensive note taking.)
An organization’s MISSION STATEMENT communicates its reason for existence. It should complement the IRS submitted “statement of purpose,” communicating a concise, compelling image.
A MOTION is a statement proposed by a qualified member of the board or committee to propose action or take a position. MOTIONS recorded in the minutes show whether or not a group took action.
POLICIES supplement the governing documents of an organization. They represent the recommended course of action set by an organization's governing body.
The SPONSOR OPPORTUNITY MENU is a comprehensive approach to soliciting suppliers --- avoiding "nickel and diming" throughout the year.
A SUCCESSION PLAN is a document that guides the governing board in planned or emergency departure of the chief executive officer or other key positions.
A SERIES OF 1-PAGE SAMPLES, SUMMARIES AND POINTERS ON TOPICS THAT ENHANCE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS