Communication Styles on a Board Level

This week we will be focusing on board communications, the different communication styles people have, the importance of internal and external communications plans, and creating talking points for board members to use when out in the community. Communication is a pillar of our lives. We communicate with family and friends, employees, and other board members…

Board Meetings: Discussion & Timing

We are wrapping up our section on board meetings today by focusing on the discussions you have and the time you take at a board meeting. First, one quick question: Do you already use board packets? If so, great! If not, you may want to refer to our article on Agendas & Board Packets. The…

Board Meeting Agendas & Board Packets

All board meetings need to have some kind of formal order provided through a board agenda. Often, these agendas become a basic template used year in and year out without much thought or notice. To have a truly effective handle on your organization and board meetings as a whole, more thought and care should be…

Board Meetings: Introduction

Today we launch into a new section in our Board Basics Training course. We are going to shift focus from documents and policies to what you need for the best possible board meetings. Board meetings are the most vital (and often time consuming) aspect of what it means to be a board member on an…