Meeting and Exceeding Expectations: A Guide to Successful Nonprofit Board Meetings (Second Edition)

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Are your board meetings inspiring, productive, and efficient? Or are your board meetings tedious, unproductive, and dominated by one or two people? Do they leave board members wondering why they volunteered in the first place?

In Meeting, and Exceeding Expectations, you'l find ready-to-use information that will help your board members provide the valuable input that will propel your organization to greatness. This must-have resource poses critical questions, provides easy-to-implement answers, suggests tools, and clarifies legal and ethical expectations. It also shows you how to insert some fun into your meetings.

You will find:

  • solutions to common board problems, such as poor chair performance, absentee board members, and conflicts of interest
  • tips to help you solve typical board dilemmas and promote generative discussions
  • suggestions to help your board members become more innovative and seek new solutions to old problems

The appendices feature a sample of an effective meeting agenda, a board book, a minutes template, committee report, a ballot, a resolution, a proxy, a retreat evaluation, an outline for an orientation, and a glossary of common terms. The book is designed for chief executives, board members, senior staff, and any other participants involved in meetings of the board.

Author: Paul W Mattessich

Pages: 139

ISBN: 9781586861155