10 Tips for Better Board Meetings

Having sat through hundreds of board and committee meetings at this point, we think a lot about what contributes to a positive board meeting experience for board members and staff alike. Here is our list: 1.    Unless your organization is going through some tremendous upheaval that necessitates monthly or more frequent meetings, limit full board […]

Make the Best of Your Board Meetings

How often have you thought to yourself, “Wow, what a great board meeting”? I’m going to go out on a limb and guess your answer is one of two things: “Not very often,” or, “Never.” That shouldn’t be the case. Your board is a collection of busy, important people. It’s your responsibility to make the […]

Association Boards and Staff: Mutual Respect = Maximum Effectiveness

Healthy internal relationships and mutual respect are critical to the success of any organization, and professional and trade associations are no exception. But those relationships can be incredibly difficult to manage. For associations, this rings especially true between board members and the staff. Blurred lines of responsibility can leave the two parties at odds. When […]