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Techniques to improve governance and management of associations, chambers and nonprofit organizations. Presented in 10 distinct modules to assist leadership and staff, by Bob Harris, CAE, of NonProfitCenter.com, instructor, author and certified association executive.
Meetings of the board can be dreaded or difficult to endure. Listening to reports, watching individuals promote personal agendas, a lack of focus on outcomes, and bad behavior leaves some board members wondering if it’s worth their time. (It is no wonder it’s hard to get a quorum.) How do you create a consistent pleasant leadership experience?
The nominating committee and process has 1nt1uence on one organization for years to come. There are a number of steps to consider for successful outcomes. This graphic Is Intended to be a guide to those steps so that the results are successful for your organization.
The board is convened for the purpose of governance. However, meetings often deteriorate into administrative discussions and committee work.
Last year a member of the board gave his entire meeting packet to a vendor associated with the industry. It included a financial report, roster of members, a member grievance and confidential proposals. When asked why, he said, “We’re nonprofit, we have to share the information.”
Nearly every organization relies on a strategic plan. It’s a multiyear roadmap focusing energy on gaining achievements. Without a plan, day-to-day administrative tasks become priority. Significant goals are seldom reached. Mission creep may occur without focus on mission and vision.