What Makes A Board Meeting A Home Run?

Me? I wouldn't pick that number.

Me? I wouldn’t pick that number.

Some of you may be thinking, “Home run board meeting? Joan, you’re kidding right? We’re lucky if our board members aren’t checking Facebook and texting the whole time.”

But for effective nonprofits (like yours I hope!) board meetings aren’t necessary evils. And they are not (should not be) a passive experience.

You probably have at least a vision of what a good board meeting looks like. If you need a refresher, here are ten good questions board members should be asking. This should help.

But this isn’t about what makes a good board meeting. This is about what makes a GREAT board meeting.

Does it have something to do with the content of the meeting? Clearly that’s critical.

But even the best board meeting will fall completely flat and won’t be worth the time and energy you put into unless…Continue Reading


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