The Argument for Board Software

The Argument for Board Software

IN FOCUS Online tools focused on organisational governance work have grown dramatically in the last 5 years. This category is known as “board software or board portals”(the terms are interchangeable). Board Software enables board directors and key staff members to...
Taking the pain out of checking past discussions

Taking the pain out of checking past discussions

Whether you’re a board member, CEO or administrator, you’ve undoubtedly run into this bugbear: A critical decision has come due and you want to refer to past discussions on the topic. You vaguely recall it was a bit contentious but your memory is a bit hazy and you...
3 Serial Killers of Board Meetings

3 Serial Killers of Board Meetings

Whether you’re a professional director on four boards or a volunteer making your first foray into governance on a small NFP board, you want to be given adequate time and resources to prepare well and contribute in board meetings. But that’s not always the case, is it?...
Don’t be a dick!

Don’t be a dick!

It’s not difficult to look like a dick at board meetings.  In fact, looking back at the countless board meetings I’ve attended, it’s remarkably easy and happens all the time. It’s simple: just fail to do your action items from the last board meeting.  How many times...