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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 a number of challenges during that time and through productive board of director meetings, we achieved some great results. Here are seven lessons that can help make your board of director meetings more productive, exciting and worthwhile.
Guidelines for co-operative elections
A co-op’s board of directors is elected each year at the annual general meeting. Here’s some guidelines for how to prepare for and run these election
Update on Proxies
As previously reported, the Detroit office of HUD has issued a statement that the provision in many coop bylaws that restricts who may carry a proxy in the case of married couples is violative of the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act. That much we agree with. However, HUD has suggested that Boards may correct this situation by adopting an amendment to the bylaws. That is patently incorrect. Here is what we suggest: * Only your membership can amend the bylaws – even when, as here, the existing language violates the state law. So we suggest that Boards prepare proper language, consistent with the current law, and offer it at the next annual meeting for membership approval – with strong endorsement from your coop attorney with the support of the Board.