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What does a typical board meeting look like?

Board meetings are typically held 6-8 times per year to allow the board to discuss company strategy, hear financial reports, and discuss reports and recommendations from the executive director and any standing committees.  To begin a meeting the chair first determines if a quorum is present. Typically, if there is no established quorum then a simple majority is sufficient […]

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Time Commitments for Independent Board Directors

The primary role of a board of directors is to create and maintain the company’s strategy. Many of the duties and responsibilities expected of board members involve work performed in various committees such as auditing, compensation, reviewing CEO performance, nomination and governance. A single board can have a number of committees, each dedicated to one […]

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Board Meeting Best Practices

There are a number of best practices that board members ought to abide by both before, during, and after board meetings in order to facilitate successful and productive communication within the board.  The chair of the board meeting should conduct a short telephone call with each board member a week or so before the board meeting in order […]

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