Category: Board Governance

Board Development: What Is It and Who Is Responsible For It?

Morning! Last night I attended a Town Hall meeting for a board I currently serve on. From those Town Halls, I find that I can always learn something from others and I value the platform whereby people can share their thoughts, ideas and dreams….

Board Series: Board Identity – The Most Important Question to Get Clarity On.

This is going to be a brief, but powerful post – at least that’s the goal! Right now I have the privilege of being on an strategic journey of learning tools to help boards refocus, get unstuck, or get back on track. Sometimes boards…

Board Series: The Role of the Assistant to the Board

If you’ve been tracking with me for any length of time, you know that I’ve been on a passionate roll to bring some clarity in the area of board governance, especially since taking a board governance class (master’s level) this past year. If you’re…

Board Series: The Director’s Voice, What Not to Do

This is to add to my other board series posts, and it’s an important one. As a board member you have a voice, and it is imperative that you know how to use it wisely and appropriately. It is always important to remember that…

Why Good Governance is Essential and Why Who You Choose as a Chair Matters

In previous posts, I have discussed the role of a chair, why policy matters, and other types of questions. Today I want to specifically tackle two things because they are burning in my heart and I need a constructive outlet. Why Good Governance is…

Board Series: Board Size, Why Policy?, and Other Questions

Good morning (or afternoon or evening, depending on where you are)! In the wake of several conversations that, in one way or another, had to do with board governance, I’m writing this blog post to address some of the great questions I have recently…

Board Series: What is Board Governance?

I’ve titled this post What is Board Governance? because I have often heard people ask this very question or a variation of this question. Board Governance is the job required to be done by the Board of Directors on a board. But before we dive…

Board Series: The Role of the Chair

  I am reposting this post because I thought it had been lost forever when I transferred my blog platform, but I was able to find it again in the backups I had done. In keeping with my board series theme from last week,…

Board Series: So they want you on the board. Things you should consider before saying Yes.

This is another of the blog posts I thought had been lost – so thankful it’s not. Enjoy! This is a blog post for those of us who have been asked to consider being a board member (director) on a board. For those of…

Board Series: Considering Being a Board Member? Things You Should Consider

Hope everyone is having a great day! Woke up this morning after last night attending a fantastically led Town Hall meeting for the membership of the school where my children attend, and I woke up this morning thinking about the role of a board…

Board Series: What Do Governing Boards Do?

*Note: All of my posts on governing boards will be about nonprofit boards who have moral ownership they are accountable to. When switching my website to a new platform I, unfortunately, lost several of my posts, most of which had to do with Board…

Warning Signs of a Toxic or Dysfunctional Board

I’m currently not serving on a board, but hope to again at some point in the future. Since the first time I served on a board, I have done a lot of reading, studying (which included taking a Board Governance class), talking with others…

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