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Board Skills Articles
Whether it’s ending homelessness or increasing access to opera, providing at-risk youth with the opportunity to receive a strong education, or protecting global human rights. Each of us is driven by a purpose. We do what we do because we believe some things are important enough for us to take a stand.
Essential Board Member Skills
Listen to more, talk less- When I was asked which skill was the most essential for board members, I had an immediate consideration for one I thought they should master. Listening.
Improving your Cooperative Board of Directors
This resource 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.
Your mission statement is not a holiday turkey.
Boards sometimes create a mission statement like preparing a holiday turkey. They stuff as much as they can into the mission to satisfy everybody. Our family turkey used to have bread stuffing. Then somebody suggested oyster stuffing. My niece wanted ground beef stuffing with onions, so we decided to go half and half inside the bird.
New Board How to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Typically board transitions happen after elections. Voted in by the community members, new directors volunteer to take on the duties of the board.
7 Tips for Running Effective Nonprofit Board Meetings
During the last three years, I served as the Executive Director of a youth-focused leadership development nonprofit and was chair of the board of directors. We faced several challenges during that time, and through the productive board of director meetings, we achieved some great results. Here are seven lessons to help make your board of director meetings more effective, exciting, and worthwhile.
Turning over a new leaf - fixing previous board mistakes
The board’s role is to govern and set policies and procedures, standards, budgets, and programs for an association. Some decisions boards make are highly beneficial, while some don’t have a substantial impact, and others fail miserably.
Knowing your boundaries –
What boards should know about enforcement authority? A community’s governing documents establish the aesthetics like architecture, landscaping planting, visual standards, and living environment.