November 3, 2015

BoardEffect Now Available in the Google Play Store

PRESS RELEASE:  Philadelphia PA - November 3, 2015 BoardEffect, the leading board management software solution provider for non-profit and mission-based organizations worldwide, announces the availability of its board management software on Android via the Google Play Store. "Board members now have…

July 15, 2015

Saved by the Bell: Sweet Briar College and the Shift in Nonprofit Governance

Much of the recent news around nonprofit boards relates to a situation with lessons for all of us, so how could we resist reference to the Sweet Briar College saga and how it relates to nonprofit governance?

Despite the board’s decision to close Sweet Briar College, the 100+ year-old, private, women’s liberal arts school in Virginia will remain open at least through the next academic year. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, the Virginia Attorney General announced on June 21 a settlement that followed “hundreds of hours of mediation” among elected officials and courts, an alumnae organization called “Saving Sweet Briar”, and the school itself. (A judge’s approval came the next day.)

July 20, 2014

2014 BE Connected Conference in Washington D.C.

We would love to see you at the 2014 BE Connected, BoardEffect's Annual Conference which is open to all BoardEffect Administrators and users. We've designed the two-day conference with best practices in leveraging the functionality of BoardEffect to make the best use…

Who Leads The Dance, The Executive Director Or The Board Chair?
May 30, 2014

Who leads the dance, the Executive Director or the board chair?

Who is the boss?  Who is really running the show?  Who makes the last call at work? At home? In social settings? Most of us face these types of questions without even realizing it. Exercising power is a topic that can be fraught because it is not always a straight-forward or static issue.

Life happens. Change happens.

Libraries are filled with books on power sharing, power grabbing, and power struggles. Machiavelli’s The Prince is the quintessential playbook for the dark side of politics, which is a discipline dedicated to the study of power. Most families feel like they could write volumes on the topic!

May 1, 2014

Springing forward with the new release

We strive to continue to improve BoardEffect to meet the needs and requests of our clients and we are excited to have released the new features this Monday. Based directly on client feedback, we have increased the functionality of the product and hope that you enjoy the improvements as much as we do. We held two webinars to demonstrate the new features. During the webinar, questions were raised that we think were worth sharing. As a result, here are our top four FAQs of the spring release.

How are the changes to the Resource Library going to affect the folders with security settings that I’ve already created?

  • All of the existing security settings will still be applied to the folders. Now, instead of adding individual users to restricted files, you can add entire committees or boards that will be reflect the existing committee or board list you have in your portal. So if a user is on a committee and she moves off the committee, she will no longer have access to that material. If you already have created restricted folders, you can add the committee or board to the restricted folder and then delete the individual users so that, moving forward, this will be an accurate up-to-date list.
  • Board members will no longer see restricted folders that they do not have access to.
  • There is a new Secured Folders area in the Resource Library under the left side bar under “New Folder” that displays all of the files with restricted access types on them so that only Top-Level Admins can see them in one place.
  • You will also be able to delete multiple files by clicking the checkbox next to each file when viewing the folder in the Resource Library and clicking on delete.
April 16, 2014

Successfully implementing eGovernance: Part III

In Successfully Implementing eGovernance Part I and Part II , we addressed how to manage some of the challenges that arise during the planning and research process of eGovernance. What's next on our journey is our tips on how to make eGovernance implementations…

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