Many Lens of Board Recruitment

The upheaval of the past year in terms of public health, politics, social equity and other areas of concern have made it clear that a new operating environment will emerge, shaped by a changing set of expectations. Many organizations are recognizing that the composition of their governing board needs to be adjusted in order to better reflect the composition of the constituencies the organization serves or simply provide advice and guidance in areas which it had been lacking. However, a poorly considered and executed effort to diversify the composition of the board … Read more

Bridge the Board And Management With A Working Committee Structure

“I just love board meetings!” said no arts (or any other kind of) manager ever. While I can’t promise you will actually start to say that, I can offer a model that I’ve seen work well in my own organization following its recent adoption. This model will make your governance structure more useful and palatable to all involved. In centers on the presence of a robust committee structure sitting in the space between the board of directors and the management. Deciding to Use Committees A nonprofit board has governance and oversight responsibilities, … Read more

Online Meetings & Open Meeting Laws

Do Your By-laws Allow For Online Meetings? If you live in the United States, you may remember there was much ado when members of the House of Representatives had to return to Washington D.C. to approve a coronavirus relief package because the U.S. Constitution requires in-person voting. Any sort of vote conducted in another manner was vulnerable to a challenge. Similarly, if the bylaws of your non-profit don’t allow for virtual meetings or voting by email or if in-person voting is required by your state, then any decisions or even conversations about … Read more

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