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Board Leadership Articles
Dos & DON’Ts in recruiting nonprofit board meetings.
Develop networks of people and organizations that share similar values and use these networks to identify potential board members.
Creating a Shared Vision
“The world is such a changeable place that you need to have a well-articulated long-term sense of where you’re going, which gives you the base, the confidence, to take on whatever adaptability issues come along without losing your sense of direction. You’ve got to respond to the issues of the moment without losing that long-term sense”.
Introduction to Consensus Decision-Making
Consensus decision-making is a process that seeks to arrive at decisions that everyone can live with by seeking to resolve or mitigate the concerns of the minority. In contrast, the will of the minority is overridden by majority rule. The consensus process is based on the assumption that every group member has a valid perspective that is potentially crucial to making good decisions. It requires everyone in the group to be committed to clearly understood common goals and to be able to differentiate between their personal preferences and what will help the group achieve its goals.
Improving Your Cooperative Board of Directors
This pamphlet was produced to help you improve the operations of your housing cooperative’s board of directors. What follows is a general overview of the responsibilities of your board of directors, with particular emphasis placed on improving your regular board meetings. Without an active and informed board that meets regularly, you will find it difficult or impossible to meet the duties you have been charged with by the shareholders of your corporation.
Increase The Leadership Flow
Think of leadership development as a pipeline in which interested volunteers enter and knowledgeable leaders exit. To increase the pipeline output, you create funnels (initiatives) to encourage leadership. Broaden the pipe so that an ample number of volunteers enter the stream.
Lessons from the road
I visit hundreds of associations and chambers each year. Many of them have inspired me with their ideas and best practices. Here are a few lessons learned on the road.
Succession Plan –
Today’s aim of succession planning is to identify the organization’s future staffing needs, assess the existing talent pool, and prepare for the integration of these two components, if appropriate. This includes addressing the need for cross-training in crucial roles where continuity is particularly critical. The plan should call for the identification and mentoring of candidates outside current staff. Additionally, the plan addresses selecting a candidate if a succession plan cannot be completed.