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The Secret to Being the Smartest Member

Whether you’ve led your community for years or served your first term as a board member.

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Terms New Board Members Need to Know

Whether you are a new member of your community association’s board of directors or you have served for years.

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Rules-of-Engagement-

The responsibilities of volunteer leaders are generally stated in the governing documents: bylaws, articles of incorporation, and policies.

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Role of the Board

The board is appointed by and accountable to the members who own and control the cooperative.

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How to Find Rewarding Board Position

Becoming a member of a nonprofit organization’s board can be a meaningful way to explore how an individual’s experience.

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Developing a Board Recruitment Process.

This article is intended for the volunteers and staff of small membership organizations new to board recruitment or looking to refresh an existing process.

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Effective Board Manual

The Manual as an Orientation Tool and Guide.

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Developing-a-Board-Recruitment-Process

This article is intended for the volunteers and staff of small membership organizations

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Board Self Assessment Tools

The Nonprofit Board Self-Assessment Tool is designed to help nonprofit organizations assess their board’s performance. 

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But I Thought the Board Wanted This

Is there really backing for the idea or is it just another conversation or a distraction.

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Board Orientation

Identifying a new board member is only the first step in what you hope will be a mutually rewarding relationship.

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Board Member Recruitment Package

Here are some tips on what to include in your board’s recruitment package that you give to prospective board members.

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Board Member Job Description

Expectations of the board- as a whole.

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Blueprint For Board Member Success

Every community association is unique. However, the path to becoming the best possible volunteer board member is always the same.

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6 Essential Skills Board Members

Serving as a board member, given your job, your best effort may require you to refine specific skills or learn a new one. 

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The-Boards-Best-Questions

Before accepting an offer to serve on the board, a prospective director should ask a few key questions.

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Speaker Clause On Antitrust

Legal counsel has asked our speakers to be aware of XYZ’s strong belief in competition under strict anti-trust rules.

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Say-Yes-To-Leadership-

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

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One-Voice

Remember the game of whispering a message down a line of people?

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Nomination-Process-Sample

Board Development Committee – Nomination Process

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New-On-The-Board-Ask-Questions-

It is an opportunity to lead, serve, and advance a mission or cause.

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Newest-Board-Member-Tips-

Ten tips to guide a conversation with new members of the board of directors:

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Listening-To-The-Board-

Generally, the directors listen and ask questions about their responsibilities.

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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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Ground-Rules-Board-And-Committee-Sample

Board and Committee Ground Rules – We agree we serve on one team and are guided by these principles throughout the year:

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Govern-More-Manage-Less

The board settled in for a productive meeting.

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Enhancing-The-Weakest-Link-

Associations want to portray strength.

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Disaster Survival Notebook

Nobody thought the warning of a flash flood would impact the association office.

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Conveying-The-Role-Of-The-Board

Not all directors know the meaning of governance

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Career-Defining Decisions

As the associations/chamber CEO, I’m often the first employee to show up at the office.

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Board-Tools-

Read a set of minutes, and one may ask why the board convened.

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Board-Terminology-

Board service requires understanding the terminology related to governance, meetings, and legal requirements.

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Board-Size-Matters-

When the meeting convened, there were 12 empty seats.

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Boards-Better-Engaged-

How do we keep directors engaged?

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Boards-Are-Transforming-

External influences are a catalyst for change on association boards.

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Board-Room-Courtesies-

How can you avoid a boardroom meltdown — when voices are raised, fingers pointed, or directors leave mad?

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Board-ROI-Mult Briefs-

“Leaders are made, they are not born,” said NFL Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi.

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Board Member Recruitment Package

Here are some tips on what to include in your board’s recruitment package that you give to prospective board members.

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Board-Meeting-Practices-

Before, During, and After Board Meetings –

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Board-Finding-New-Leaders.

The most common question the executive directors ask is how do Lead new leaders?

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Board-Every-Board-Action-A-Reaction.

You’ll be attending meetings where nearly every call for action will begin with the phrase, “I make a motion …

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Board Matrix Qualifications Kit

The combination of skills and attributes will impact the board of directors

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Better-Engaged-Boards-

A few quit coming to meetings, and their passion has waned,” are frequent complaints.

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Advice-Of-The-Elders-Board-Advice-

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

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12-Weeks-To-A-Better-Board-

Consider these quick tips for improving board service if your last meeting was inadequate.

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