Many boards are bucking conventional wisdom that a board should have twelve to sixteen members. They are discovering the benefits that working with a small group brings.
An agenda is the primary tool of effective board meetings. The agenda keeps the board focused on appropriate information for making decisions and monitoring performance. The board’s governance policies or bylaws may determine overall board process, but it’s the agenda that determines how intended outcomes engage with current performance during the meeting. Here are 5 ways to have a better agenda for board meetings . . .
The boards of nonprofit organizations make numerous decisions. Some are small and routine, like approving the minutes. Others, like setting executive limitations policies, have significant impact on the organization. But the one big decision for nonprofit directors is hiring the CEO. Get this decision right, and nearly all the others fall into place. Get it wrong, and not much else will work.