The Association Blog: News and Resources for Association Executives

8 Steps for Running Effective Board Meetings

Posted by Carrie Kolar on Mar 3, 2015 8:00:00 AM

There are plenty of potential choke points and pitfalls waiting to ruin board meetings. Wasting time, getting sidetracked, and letting personal issues get in the way of work are only a few of the problems that can impede board member engagement and keep participants from actually getting work done.

Wild Apricot recently put on a webinar with guest speaker Dr. Rick Lent entitled “Tools for More Effective Board Meetings” in which he discussed the tools and steps you can use to get the most out of your board meetings. Dr. Lent’s approach is that the underlying structure of any meeting affects the tone and content of the meeting, just as the foundation of a house determines how the house will function. Basic meeting structures include the physical setup, how you use the time you have, and the processes you use to manage the meeting.

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Topics: association boards, engaging association board members, board member engagement, board member recruitment

Top Tips for Board Member Engagement

Posted by Carrie Kolar on Feb 17, 2015 6:30:00 AM

The Board of Directors play a crucial role in any membership-based organization. Boards and board members can play many roles, but their level of engagement is vital to the productivity and success of any organization. Below, we present some top tips for board member engagement.

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Topics: board member engagement, board member recruitment, challenges for professional associations