The Do's and Don'ts of Running a Great Nonprofit Board Meeting
The best board members will trample each other to the exit door, and hand in their resignations by the weekend, if board meetings are poorly handled. So…
Allow the CEO (executive director) to lecture the board.
Let committee chairs recite a series of reports, one after another.
Fail to provide financial information, and in a clear format.
Allow board members to chat on about irrelevant matters.
Let the board get involved in discussions about day-to-day operations, unless they’re related to a larger strategic decision.
Allow contentious board members to hijack the meetings.
You’ll attract and retain the best board candidates, and get the greatest value from them for the benefit of the organization and the community, if you…
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