Step 6 : Standardize Board Processes

7 Steps to Stronger Nonprofit Boards and Organizations: Nonprofit Board Meetings, Nonprofit Board Annual Calendar, Nonprofit Board Retreats

BOARD CALENDAR

Board Calendars help professionalize the board because they:

Create a planned, annual cycle for the board.

Show the date, time, and place of all board meetings, orientations, and retreats.

Indicate the timing of standard, annual board decisions (votes).

Tells when board member support at fundraising events is requested.

To improve your board meetings, read about the “Board Calendars, Meetings, and Retreats” downloadable booklet at The Market.

BOARD MEETINGS

Well-run board meetings are:

Purposeful and efficient.

Scheduled in advance.

Focused on board-worthy decisions – not those that can be decided in committee.

This free form that will encourage your board members to read your board meeting minutes: “Format for Board Minutes” and can be used or modified by your board secretary.

To improve your board meetings and retreats, read about the “Board Calendars, Meetings, and Retreats” booklet at The Market.

BOARD RETREATS

Well-managed board retreats:

Focus on planning or in-depth discussions.

Can sometimes include staff or volunteers.

Can be held annually, if necessary.

Are included in your board calendar.

To improve your board meetings and retreats, read about the “Board Calendars, Meetings, and Retreats” booklet at The Market.

 

7 Steps to Stronger Nonprofit Boards and Organizations: Nonprofit, non-profit, Board Meetings, Board Annual Calendar, Board Retreats

To read about all of the organization, board, and committee booklets, go to The Market.

7 Steps to Stronger Nonprofit Boards and Organizations: Nonprofit, non-profit, Board Meetings, Board Annual Calendar, Board Retreats

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