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Do You Have the Right Standing Board Committees? First, Ask the Four Questions…

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We’ve spent the last several weeks discussing optimal board performance and functioning. Last week I promised to spend some time discussing the standing board committee structure. Summer is a great time to consider this structure and review the reference to committee types, executive committee makeup and committee charters in your board’s by-laws. Why? Because what.

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Setting the Board Retreat Agenda

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This being the third post in my blog series about the best use of your board’s time this summer, and after several references to the critical nature of the board retreat (I’m hoping I’ve convinced you to set a date for the retreat by now), I thought it made sense to discuss the board retreat.

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Board Retreating: 6 and 6

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Last week we talked about the actions your board must take this summer in order to ensure success in 2017-18. One of these actions was the planning of a board retreat. I want to spend a few minutes expanding on the value the retreat brings to the board team so that I further ensure you.

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5 Reasons Your Board Should Not Disappear This Summer

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School’s out for summer, right?! Think again… I’ve heard far too many board members remark that our work will pick up again in August or September because either, a) “our board does not meet in the summer,” b) “no one is around over the summer,” c) “I can’t get anyone’s attention during the summer,” or.

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Yes, Your Board Must Fundraise.

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When prospective clients call and ask us to engage in a campaign management project, one of the first questions we ask is about lay leadership. “Tell us about the board’s role in fundraising…” we inquire. Or “…do you have a development committee?” Our first line of questioning tells us a lot about what we might.

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