10 Tips for Uber-Efficient Meetings - Making Every Minute Count

No question: We waste a lot of time in meetings when we could be getting more important work done. But sometimes there's just no substitute for real-time conversations. Emails, instant messages and shared portals can only take you so far, especially when you're pressured to accomplish a lot in a... (continued)

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Basic Guidelines and Sample Agenda for Board Training

This toolkit includes content recommendations, samples and timetables used to plan successful board training. Effective board trainings can provide team building, clarification of roles and responsibilities, and the members’ ability to carry their work in support of the organization’s mission.

This... (continued)

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Self-Assessment Kit for Nonprofit Governing Boards

This evaluation tool helps board members to assess their responsibilities and identify areas
where they need to improve. The evaluation tool uses an online questionnaire to help the board
identify its strengths and weaknesses.

This evaluation tool helps board members to assess their responsibilities and... (continued)

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Sample Board Resolutions

This form is a basic example of the format and components of a board resolution.

This form is a basic example of the format and components of a board resolution.

http://www.vadrs.org/essp/downloads/sbr.pdf

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Reinventing Your Board: A Step-By-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance

This book describes the best ways to utilize policy governance. The authors illustrate an effective board model and mission, discuss ethical standards, and give tips to leadership for full-filling long-term goals alongside their board.

This book describes the best ways to... (continued)

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The One-Hour Meeting

This newly updated version of the guide to effective meetings includes some new checklists and additional information on potential legal ramifications of poorly conducted meetings. And don't forget to check out the corresponding "Effective Meetings Training Module," which includes a... (continued)

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Board Meetings, Calendars, and Retreats

Does your board need help getting organized? This booklet offers best practices for Board Meetings and Board Retreats. Also, it suggests a simple, easy-to-use annual Board Calendar that plans, communicates, and tracks the work that the board needs to accomplish in any given year.

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Best Practices in Governance: Implementing Changes that Make a Difference

This report identifies practices such as board recruitment and composition, clarification of

board roles and responsibilities, clarification of vision and mission, funding concerns, board

and organization management, and environmental change.

http://www.oano.org/64-checklist.htm

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Carver Guide 4: The Chairperson's Role as Servant-Leader to the Board

This issue of the Carver Guide discusses the proper position of a board chairperson in Policy

Governance. Carver's primary argument is that the role of the board chair is to maintain

efficient board proceedings. Descriptions are given for the chair's ideal roles in board

discipline,... (continued)

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Carver Guide 5: Planning Better Board Meetings

This book examines how to restrict crowded agendas, scattered focuses of discussion, and all the familiar weaknesses of group discipline, to use board energy efficiently and effectively. It discusses how to select subject matter for meetings, plan use of board time, control the agenda, and determine how long a... (continued)

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Board of Directors Meeting Assessment

Are your board meetings frustrating and uninspiring? Start with this resource to work towards more effective, and strategic, meetings.

http://www.thevantagepoint.ca/content/assessment-meetings-resource

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Persistent Multitasking - What's the Harm and How to Curb It

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who can't concentrate when people around me tap away on their tablets as though no one else at the meeting notices. Do these people even realize how distracting and disrespectful their behavior can be? Or do they just not notice or care? Or maybe I just don't get... (continued)

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Parliamentary Procedures

A one-page, simplified parliamentary procedures for use at board and committee meetings

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Common Sense for Board Members: 40 Essays About Board Service

This book discusses board member roles and responsibilities, how the board functions, meetings,

and other topics in brief essays based on the author's experience.

This book discusses board member roles and responsibilities, how the board functions, meetings,

and other topics in brief essays... (continued)

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Board Member's Manual: Sample Contents

Offers policies on topics such as: strategic planning, board organizations,

programs, finance, and community. It also incorporates useful policies to keep board members

efficient and effective in their tasks. It also is useful for training new board members.

Offers policies on topics such as: strategic planning,... (continued)

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Board Meeting Evaluation

How well did your last board meeting go? Ask your board members!

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EFFECTIVE MEETING FACILITATION: THE SINE QUA NON OF PLANNING, by Miranda Duncan

This essay and 26 others are part of a suite of strategic planning essays for the National Endowment for the Arts' Advancement Program, commissioned and edited by Morrie Warshawski (www.warshawski.com) for a toolkit called LESSONS LEARNED (which was dismantled in 2013).

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Quick Start Meeting Guide: Preparing and Agenda Setting (Free!)

What does it take to be prepared for a successful meeting? This guide will give you three important pieces to meeting preparation - the 5 Ps of Preparation, an easy how-to on constructing an agenda from scratch, and a handy checklist that top meeting facilitators... (continued)

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The Six Most Powerful Questions To Enhance Your Board’s Strategic Awareness

The role of questions in Board decision making is often ignored or misunderstood. Questions are too often used as weapons to make a point. This article describes six of the most powerful questions you can use to facilitate your Boards strategic... (continued)

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Typical Types of Board Committees

This article discusses the purpose of and considerations for creating board committees. It includes a comprehensive chart listing several types of standing and ad hoc committees, and their functions.

http://managementhelp.org/boards/committees.htm

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