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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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What is the Meaning of Board Governance?

Board of Directors Governance

Jun 10

The definition of Board Governance is commonly misrepresented. People will either mistake the term to mean “executive committee” or will not be aware that there are different types of boards (i.e. for-profit and not-for-profit) and therefore different types of board governance. You probably know the basics of a board’s organization. For instance, the President is […]

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Sneak peek at a new look for Board Management

Board Management Dashboard

Jun 06

As mentioned in last month’s update, we’re getting closer to releasing a visual makeover of your BoardManagement experience. This major development has been months in the making and involved a team of usability experts and designers. Here’s a walk-through to give you a sneak peek of what your workspace will soon look like. Keep in mind […]

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What Should A Board of Directors Accomplish?

Board of Directors Accomplishment

May 15

Most people who have not been on a board of directors don’t have a very good idea of what a successful board actually accomplishes. This is partially because executive boards have many roles that people assume belong to a company’s own management. There are also different types of boards in multiple different industries. Non-profit boards […]

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Major update brings improved Security and Usability

May 10

Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work on a number of important updates to make Board Management easier to use and even more secure. Features large and small The new update will bring extensive work under the hood, focusing on security and usability. With over 500 changes, it marked the most significant […]

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How to Improve Your Board’s Efficiency

Board efficiency

Apr 25

Every board of directors contains a wide variety of attitudes and personalities, and this can translate into dysfunctional patterns. Board meetings can become exhausting with long presentations that oversimplify challenges and boring discussions that veer off topic. Some members go MIA or are passive at best. These qualities, while they may seem straightforward, are actually […]

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Why a Board of Directors Is Essential for A Small Company

Small Business Advirosry Board

Mar 08

It’s not unusual for fast-growing companies to have a board of directors, and the board has a substantial impact on the success of most companies. While many people assume that only large companies have a board of directors, a well-curated board may actually have a larger impact on a smaller company. What Is the Purpose […]

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How to Manage the Advisory Board of an NGO

Charity Give Board of Directors

Feb 15

An advisory board is an informal committee arranged by organization’s executive team or board of directors. The advisory board strategizes and assists the organization, but has no fiduciary role. As opposed to other non-profits, a non-governmental organization (NGO) provides expertise to other organizations, monitors environmental issues, and supports humanitarian efforts. A strong advisory board is […]

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