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Consequences of Poor Document Management Within Your Board Of Directors

Consequences of poor document management

Jul 01

Consequences of Poor Document Management Imagine you have to retrieve legal documents from last year and are missing one key item. You search your office and computer and eventually find a copy in an old email account. Not only have you delayed your process, you’ve put your organization’s security at risk. Failing to protect your […]

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Best Practices for Managing Board Committees

Best Practices for Managing Board Committees

Jun 15

Boards of directors are challenging to manage, but committees are arguably even harder. You may have too many committees, committees might overlap in function, or they may simply fail to communicate effectively with the rest of the board.   Board Management software makes the process of communication and organization within committees much easier. Even still, […]

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How to Onboard and Integrate New Board Members Effectively

How to On-board and Integrate New Board Members Effectively

May 15

Board Management Best Practices: 6 Ways to On-board and Integrate New Board Members Effectively You have gone through the process of finding promising new talent and are ready to introduce a brand new member to your board of directors. Congrats! It can be exciting to have a fresh new face on the board, but on-boarding […]

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The Burden of the Board Chair

The Burden of the Chair

Apr 30

Here’s a riddle: If a company’s board of directors leads the organization, and the Chairman of the Board leads the board of directors, then is the Chairman the most powerful person in the organization? Regardless of the Board Chair’s relationship to the CEO, every Chair holds certain foundational responsibilities hidden within seemingly straightforward duties, such […]

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How to Attract Top Talent to Your Board of Directors

HOW TO ATTRACT TOP TALENT TO YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Apr 15

Attracting top talent to your organization’s Board of Directors can be challenging, particularly if you are not able to offer compensation. You must have a strategy in place for both the candidate search and the interview process. Below are some insights that can help to make the process easier for both you and your candidates. […]

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How to Distinguish a Working Board from a Governing Board

How to Distinguish a Working Board from a Governing Board

Mar 31

Many boards call themselves working boards, indicating that they are more like a group of active volunteers than a governing entity. But what is the real distinction? The truth is that working boards are governing boards. Just like governing boards, working boards are responsible for the big picture strategy and policies of an organization, but […]

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Top Trends in Boardroom and Corporate Governance

Trend in Boardroom and Corporate governance

Mar 15

With sweeping changes in the US political landscape, an influx of data security breaches, and an impressive turnover of notable CEOs across industries in the last year alone, it was no surprise that executive boards are increasingly focused on issues of corporate responsibility, consumer relationships, transparency, and cyber-security. Below are some top trends in board […]

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Top 3 Challenges for Non-Profit Organizations

Challenges board of directors face

Feb 20

The first things that come to mind when one hears the word “non-profit” are limited resources and ethical responsibility. It is easy to assume that the board of directors of a non-profit organization is formed specifically to manage these distinguishing qualities and therefore is equipped with the expertise to navigate such waters gracefully. However, both […]

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How to Write the Ultimate Agenda for Your Board Meetings

Board Meeting Agenda

Jan 10

The purpose of a Board of Directors Meeting Agenda Template is to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in every meeting.  An agenda ensures that the meeting keeps to a certain structure, and a clear template allows members to review the last meeting, be informed during the current meeting, and mentally prepare for the next meeting. A […]

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Board of Directors Annual Meeting Agenda (Free Template)

Annual Board Meeting

Jan 03

All executive boards hold annual meetings – even if this is the only time that everyone convenes. In a typical annual meeting, the board reviews the successes, challenges, and changes within the organization over the past year, and sets the direction for the upcoming year. No matter the size or core aim or your organization, […]

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Happy New Year and Thank You

Dec 29

As we enter 2018, I wanted to thank you for your continued support of BoardManagement. We accomplished so much this year, and none of it would have been possible without you. I am very proud of our team and all our customers that were essential in making these changes a reality. 2018 looks so bright […]

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What Is the Value of Board Portal Software?

Board Portal Software

Dec 15

While it’s hard to imagine a world without executive boards, it’s easy to imagine a world full of ineffective ones. Often, boards of directors that are not efficient are ineffectively organized and not aware of all of their needs. Without a clear understanding of its scope, an organization cannot secure all of the tools it […]

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How to Improve Communication Within Your Board

Board of Directors Communication and Collaboration

Nov 27

One of the biggest threats to successful board management is a lack of communication among members. It is a challenge to find a board that remains in-sync on the latest board activity, issues, meetings, and events. Set the Tone For Strong Leadership Strong leadership is the backbone of good communication within your board. It is […]

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How to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Non-Profit Board

Board of Directors Effectiveness

Nov 12

The last few decades have seen an evolution in the responsibility, composition, and rules of conduct of non-profit boards, due in large part to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002 (USA). The law changed the landscape for both for-profit and non-profit corporations in the United States by increasing corporate responsibility through stricter auditing procedures and […]

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Board of Directors Meeting Agenda (Free Template)

Board Meeting Agenda

Oct 25

There are many ways to structure your board meeting agenda, and the only thing that is always true is that you must have one. Even if you find the perfect template, every agenda should always be customized according to the purpose of your particular organization. Below is a basic starter template that can be added […]

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How To Draft a Board of Directors Membership Agreement

Board of Director Agreement

Oct 08

A Board of Directors Membership contract is used when recruiting new board members to your non-profit organization. The primary function of the agreement is to outline the responsibilities and roles of the members in the Board of Directors and to secure the membership of the incoming Board Member. Below is an outline of the necessary […]

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How To Dissolve the Executive Board of a Non-Profit

Dissolve Board of Directors

Sep 12

Non-profit organizations are not privately owned, and because of this, they cannot be sold. When the executive board of a non-profit decides to dissolve the organization, they must pay off all obligations and debts and then transfer all assets to a tax-exempt non-profit establishment. Sometimes, the executive board decides to dissolve the organization because the […]

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How to Make Your Board Meetings More Productive

Productive Board of Directors Meeting

Aug 15

Unproductive board meetings are a plague to a lot of non-profit organizations. These dysfunctional discussions are obstacles towards growth and fundraising efforts and frustrate and confuse members of the board and staff, which further reduces productivity. There is no reason that a board should be stuck in meetings hell. It is completely within the board’s […]

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Changes to Board Management’s Pricing Plans

Jul 31

A lot has changed in the past year. This year, we’ve made some major updates, from a complete redesigned of the user interface to faster page load and added security. We will continue to add more updates coming later this year. Early next year, we plan to release the new survey/voting and reporting modules to […]

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How to Manage a Successful Board Succession

Board of Directors Succession

Jul 27

What Is Succession Planning? Corporate succession planning is the process of passing on important roles within a company to new leaders. It’s important for an organization to have a strategy to weather the change, and all too often companies do not anticipate that key employees will not remain stationary. Operations can become dependent on an […]

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