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Term Limits?

Nonprofit boards have debated the pros and cons of term limits for many years.

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Shareholder Rights and Responsibilities

Being a shareholder comes with unique rights, responsibilities, and privileges

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Recommended Governance Practices

The nonprofit boards best equipped to lead their organizations are self-aware,

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Tips for an Effective Annual Association Meeting

Annual association meetings are one of the cornerstones of association life. 

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Comparing Nonprofit and Cooperative Entities.

Nonprofit or cooperative?

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Governance Makeover

Is it time for a governance makeover in your organization.

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The Nature of Coops

Four pillars of cooperative governance.

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Due Diligence for Directors.

Directors of co-operatives are required to exercise reasonable care. 

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Journal of Cooperatives

A Descriptive Summary of Cooperative Governance and Performance.

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Curbing Mission Creep and Micromanagement

Mission creep and micromanagement are disorders of a board.

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Code of Governance.

The principles of good governance for housing co-ops Governance.

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Delegating Tasks and Carrying Out Decisions

An important part of decision-making involves determining how a decision will occur.

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Building A Productive Coop Board

The steering committee is the first formal group to work toward forming a co-op.

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Governance Tune-up – Awesomely Simple Tips.

None of you look good in an orange jumpsuit, though orange is the new black.

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Corporate Governance Assessment Workbook

Self-Assessment Workbook.

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Board Governance- The Freshman Class of Directors.

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

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Matters Reserved for the Board.

Matters required, or in the interests of a co‑op, can be decided only by the Board.

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Whistle Blower Samples Master

Associations contributed the following examples in response to an ASAE Listserv query in February 2008.

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Transforming-The-Culture-Of-The-Board-

Membership models are evolving. This article is about a unique dues model.

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Project-Driven-Membership-Dues-Model

“What you’re saying if we make the changes, our board will govern more and manage less?

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New-Year-Clean-Slate-

A new board and New Year are opportunities for a fresh start.

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Improving-Governance-At-Board-Meetings-

Most boards meet quarterly. If your last meeting was less than practical, consider these quick tips for improvements in board service.

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Guide-To-Governance-IRS-

The Internal Revenue Service believes that a well-governed charity is more likely to obey the tax laws.

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Governance-Review-Article-

Many Associations developed their governance system when they were founded many years ago.

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Governance-Plain-And-Simple

Some organizations provide a hefty leadership manual to describe the board’s role.

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Governance-During-A-Pandemic

The executive committee met secretly without the entire board and disinviting the executive director.

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Good-Governance-Fundamentals-

“Welcome to the leadership team.” The purpose of the board is to govern.

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First-Bite-Conflicts-Of-Interest

The chairman of the board explained his perspective about directors benefitting from board service.

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Demonstrate-Strength-In-Uncertain-Times

Now is the time to demonstrate strength, leadership, and strategy.

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Coop-Corporate-Culture.

Corporate culture can be described as the beliefs and behaviors that determine how volunteers and staff interact and handle decisions.

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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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Bylaws Hot Spots

Sometimes, the bylaws are out of sync with the corporate laws in the state in which the organization is registered.

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Brand Platform

Integral Part of a Growing and Prosperous Iowa

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Board-Guidelines-General

General board Guidelines “The Board Governs, the Staff Manages

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Board-Conflicts-Of-Interest

The chairman of the board explained his perspective about directors benefitting from board service.

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Boad-Manual-Reveals-Priorities

Some manuals are nicely bound in a notebook with a table of contents and tabs for quick reference.

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

If your last meeting was less than practical, consider these quick tips for improvements in board service.

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