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Succession Plan

Today’s aim of succession planning is to identify the organization’s future staffing needs,

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Lessons from the Road

I visit hundreds of associations and chambers each year.

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Leadership Flow

Think of leadership development as a pipeline in which interested volunteers enter and knowledgeable leaders exit.

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Improving Board of Directors

This pamphlet was produced to help you improve the operations of your housing cooperative’s board of directors.

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Introduction to Consensus Decision-Making.

Consensus decision-making is a process that seeks to arrive at decisions that everyone can live with. 

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Creating a Shared Vision

“The world is such a changeable place that you need to have a well-articulated long-term sense of where you’re going,

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Dos & DON’Ts in Recruiting Board Meetings.

Develop networks of people and organizations that share similar values and use these networks to identify potential board members.

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Tips-For-The-President

“Don’t take yourself so seriously” …and other nuggets of presidential advice!

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Synchronization

Nonprofit organizations have common elements.

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Significant-Board-Challenges-

Chances are good that every organization has experienced at least one of these 12 significant challenges.

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Newest-Board-Member-Tips

There is a difference between governance (the board’s role) and management (the staff’s responsibility).

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Listening-To-The-Board-

Orientation is the process of delivering information to the board of directors.

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Lining-Up-Leadership-

Many associations say they cannot find enough future leaders.

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Leadership Pipeline

Handbook on Leadership – Draft a booklet on the purpose, benefits, and opportunities for leaders.

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Keeping-The-Board-Focused-

Many factors detract from good board meetings, ranging from poor room setup to poorly designed agenda.

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Increase-Leadership-Flow-

The challenge for most organizations is “How do we get more leaders?”

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Impact-Of-Transparency-

“There’s an association for that,” is often heard. Most of them represent professions, trades, communities, or causes.

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Identifying-Future-Board-Member

The most common question executive directors ask is, “How do I find new leaders?”

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Gift-And-Opportunity-For-Leadership.

We discussed the organization’s goals, and she asked what I thought of the mission and vision statements.

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Formatted-For-Leadership-Manuals-

Boards of directors benefit from an annual orientation.

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Executive-Director-Job-Description-Sample

Executive-Director-Job-Description-Sample

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Execs-Voice-Pandemic-Concerns

In varied forums, association executives have shared concerns about the pandemic.

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Dialog-Pres-And-Exec-Dir-Conv-

Fifteen questions to dialog between the incoming president and chief staff executive

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Choosing A Professional

Recruiting and hiring a chief staff executive is one of the most essential functions of an association’s governing board.

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Board-Sign-In-Master-

It is common practice amongst non-profit boards to ask directors and guests to sign in.

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Boards-Are-Transforming-

External influences are a catalyst for change on association boards. Benefits are changing to meet member challenges.

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Board-Governance-Freshman-Class.

Welcome to the board! While you may feel like the new guy on the block, nearly every board has a class of “freshmen directors.

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Arm-The-Chief-Elected-Officer-

The new chairman or president of the board intends to do an excellent job of leading the organization.

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Advice-Of-The-Elders-

We grow up hearing, “Respect your elders.” It means to heed and honor those with knowledge derived from experience that supersedes your own.

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