Effective Board Meetings

Meetings: Part Art, Part Science

Running successful and effective board meetings is no easy feat.  To get the most out of the time that you have as a group, you have to get both the logistics - and the expectations right. These resources are designed to provide you with the tools that you need to come away from each meeting with confidence in the progress that was made.

Resources

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Board Meeting Evaluation Form - Rating Scale

Get immediate feedback from your board members about the meeting with this form that asks them to rate aspects of the meeting on a scale.

ABC’s of Executive Sessions

Learn more about the who, what and why of executive sessions.

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Board Chair Meeting Checklist

Lee Bruder adapted this information to provide a concise checklist for the board chair.

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Board Meeting Evaluation Form - Open-Ended Questions

Get immediate feedback from your board members about the meeting with this form that asks open-ended questions.

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Board Meeting Organizer

Use this organizer to prepare for your meeting and record items for the minutes.

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Boardroom Agendas that Inspire Strategy

Do your board meetings feel like a presentation of reports or a strategic discussion? Make sure your agenda sets the stage to best utilize the skills of the dynamic individuals who volunteer as board members.

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Keys to Effective Board Meetings

Review this quick checklist to determine if your board meetings are structured for effectiveness.

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Meeting Minutes Template

Let this template provide structure for your note taking in meetings.

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Organization Dashboard Sample

An organization dashboard is a great way to organize financial information to present to your board and management team.

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Planning and Preparation Sheet for Your Next Board Meeting

Keep this planning chart handy to jot down questions, issues and topics you feel deserve board thinking, input, strategy and decision making and use it when it is time to craft your next board agenda.

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Sample Board Agenda #1

Use a sample agenda to prepare for your meeting.

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Sample Board Agenda #2

Use a sample agenda to prepare for your meeting.

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Sample Board Agenda #3

This sample board agenda is structured to promote less reporting and more strategic thinking.

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The Go Factor

In the triad of "ready, set, go" NonprofitNext is the "Go Factor." Tools that you find here allow you to quickly move into action by downloading a resource that you can use today - A checklist, a template, information to bring to your next board meeting.

 

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