Emilie Ngokwey, Manager of Marketing and Communication, and Dottie Schindlinger Vice President of E-governance, BoardEffect, Inc.
In the wake of scandals related to the misappropriation of funds and other dubious activities in the nonprofit world, the IRS issued a revised Form 990. The changes were designed to increase nonprofits’ transparency and accountability by requiring the disclosure of more information related to donations, compensation, and board governance. The impact for nonprofit organizations may be: increased cost and effort at audit time.
Dottie Schindlinger, Vice President of E-governance, BoardEffect, Inc.
Ever since BoardSource® first published the Governance Series almost 20 years ago, nonprofit organizations have turned to these handbooks for practical guidance on integrating best practices into their boardrooms.
The “Green Movement” is not a new concept, but never has it garnered so much attention as in the past few years. Research shows that every day, we emit an unprecedented amount of carbon dioxide with the cars we drive and the waste we accumulate, negatively affecting our already unsustainable ecosystem. Today, organizations large and small are being environment-conscious by “greening” every aspect of their operations, including their board’s work.
Dottie Schindlinger, Vice President of E-governance, and Leanne Bergey, Chief Strategy Officer
At its core, the concept of e-governance is about good governance. With the widespread adoption of e-governance in the nonproﬁt sector, there is a paradigm shift as boards move from passive consumers of historical data to active participants in knowledge creation and management. With e-governance, nonproﬁts have the potential to cultivate the ideal board.
Dottie Schindlinger, VP E-governance, BoardEffect, Inc.
How can we get our board to use the board portal?” I’ve heard this question asked by executive assistants, corporate secretaries, CEOs, and board chairs. Lurking behind the question is the fear that the time, energy, and money spent setting up an electronic system for the board won’t yield the hoped-for results. Unfortunately, when a board portal implementation project does fail, the most common scapegoats are the software package that was selected or the board members themselves.
Isabelle Clérié, E-governance Researcher, and Dottie Schindlinger, Vice President of E-governance, BoardEffect, Inc.
This report provides a summary of U.S. state laws regarding using electronic communication tools in a board room. Whenever possible, we have included the legal citation, as well as an explanation of the legal vocabulary, how and where to find each state’s codes, and a list of resources.