Board of Directors Blog Posts

Unlike a CEO who handles the day-today tasks of an organization, a board takes into consideration the larger picture and is accountable for making top-level decisions. The board is accountable for selecting and, if necessary replacing a company’s chief executive officer and executing the fiduciary responsibilities of the company to its shareholders and stakeholders.

A board that Board Meeting Protocol is efficient and sociable will treat staff as a team, not as subordinates. Respectful and thoughtful members of the board listen to their employees and treat them in a fair manner even if they do not agree with the employee’s view. Board members are required to act on issues that affect the goals of the organization, regardless of size.

One of the most important aspects of effective board governance is having detailed minutes of meetings. They can help members who aren’t in attendance understand what transpired during a meeting, and they can provide clarity on any metrics or strategies that could require monitoring. Boards who take the time produce clear, concise minutes will have a far better chance of navigating legal issues.

This blog post from SSIR will teach you how to write effective minutes for board meetings. This blog is an invaluable source for anyone interested in governance of boards with particular attention paid to not-for profit boards.