"One of the boards I serve on uses BoardEffect. In addition to containing all of our board books, access to BoardSource policies are invaluable. Committee access to relevant materials is exclusive to those committee members. The Calendar is there. Sample or existing letters created by board members relevant to our activities are posted there. As we began a comprehensive board engagement process, response by the board to this system has increased their ability to stay abreast of where they should be focused because they are being provided with the resources they need. The price that we pay has saved the organization demonstrably. Imagine cutting the administrative time to copy and mail packets alone. Having had dates from strangers posted on common online providers and other strange occurences, I'm a fan of this very secure very adaptable program. It took us about 3 months to get everyone on board with training, practice and actual use of the product. Priceless!"
Kayte Connelly, CCT, Board Member and Chair, Board Engagement, Art-Reach; Best Principled Solutions LLC
“[BoardEffect] was really intuitive - not overwhelming - but what created additional engagement by the board members was their ability to access not only board meeting materials in “real time” but also supporting documents that are all located in one easy-to-use tool. They were also pleased with the increased efficiency gained from my office that allowed for a decrease in board preparation of eight to 16 hours per month to 30 minutes to one hour.”
Kelli Ockinga, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, Mary Lanning HealthCare
“We demonstrated the portal at one of our governance committee meetings, and they all liked the idea of going electronic. They especially liked that this would provide them with a more secure way to share documents. We then provided their feedback to the full board and to seek their approval and offer them a choice of a laptop or an iPad - most selected iPads. Once we made the decision to go with the portal, we started going to the board committees and training them in their own settings. We used the portal to conduct committee meetings the following month, and let them know that the next month we would be eliminating paper meeting books. Having the deadline for eliminating paper helped motivate them to familiarize themselves with the portal.”
Ruth Warren, Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO, Ozarks Medical Center
“We have a total of four boards - the John C. Lincoln Healthcare Network board and three affiliate boards that report to the Network board - and all four are using our board portal, with about 100 total users. It’s been a great communication tool because there is a lot of information we want going to all our board members across the entire Network. For example, the ‘Welcome Page’ is used as a place for our president to communicate with everyone about updates political, economic, organizational, events, etc. On the individual board pages we post information that is relevant to that specific board.”
Cindy Hopkins, Director of Governance, John C. Lincoln Health Network
“When looking for a board portal we reviewed several in the industry. BoardEffect met our functionality requirements equal to each of their competitors. Based on the function and price comparison BoardEffect was easily seen as the best solution. We have been pleased with our implementation and our ongoing support by BoardEffect. BoardEffect has a wide install base that gives them the experience to guide implementation decisions for best practice with their portal.”
Joyce Miller Evans, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services
“I researched several board portals before selecting Board Effect. Board Effect is easy to use, saves us money on printing costs, and includes an outstanding customer service department. Board Effect helped us focus on what really matters to our Board of Directors: information.”
Maryann Heil, Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Change Coordinator
“We implemented BoardEffect and have had great success. The tool is VERY user friendly and we’ve had many board members request information about BoardEffect to introduce to their own hospitals!”
Heather Starks, Assistant to the CEO, VHA, Inc.
“BoardEffect has been a key driver in regards to the execution of our strategic plan which was accomplished quickly and efficiently. BoardEffect is a real boost to our governance processes.”
John Janclaes, President/CEO of Partners FCU
“Our first IHA Board Meeting went great using BoardEffect on their iPads. We feel very ‘high tech’ using all this new technology. We had great comments on the product and how quickly we were able to get it implemented. As you probably know from past experience, we have some interest from some of our hospital CEOs on wanting information about BoardEffect. I will give them your name and number…. Thanks again for making this an easy implementation process for me and our board members. We really like it!”
Pam Gridley, Director, Corporate Relations & Operations, Iowa Hospital Association
"We were looking for a way to go paperless, and we found BoardEffect to be the perfect solution. As the administrator for this program, I find using BoardEffect extremely user-friendly. I find it easy to create meeting books then being able to quickly modify them. Uploading documents to the Resource Library is a breeze. I also like the ability to email the board members directly through the program.We have found that for the price of printing meeting materials for 4 board meetings during the year, we more than make up for the annual price of BoardEffect."
Joanne Hansen, Executive Assistant, Florida Independent Colleges & Universities Risk Management Association (FICURMA)
"I am so pleased with BoardEffect. Our board's transition to going paperless with the portal was SEAMLESS. BoardEffect provides great setup and training, as well as ongoing training. The iPad app is fantastic. Couldn't be more pleased. Call me if you are interested in hearing more details on our experience... 515-450-7557."
Stephanie Bates, Executive Assistant, Mary Greeley Medical Center
"It’s been extremely easy working with BoardEffect to streamline the administrative coordination required to effectively support our board. We previously spent hours and days compiling paper copies of the many documents needed for board meetings and board committee meetings. Now, our board and executive team members have access to all the information at their fingertips. Going paperless was not only cost effective but also helped fully engage our board with E-governance through utilization of the board portal on their new iPads. And, board members now have immediate access to many resource documents. BoardEffect is very user friendly and whenever I have questions about the portal there is always someone available through the Help Desk to assist me immediately. Take the time to get to know BoardEffect … I don’t think there’s a better online tool to enhance your governance processes".
Bonnie R. Sanderlin, Executive Assistant to the President, Albemarle Health