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What Constitutes A Quorum, Definition And Meaning
June 16, 2021

What Constitutes a Quorum?

The Latin meaning of the word quorum is derived from a word that means who. Commercial and non-profit entities enjoy a multitude of benefits when they form a board of directors. The main reason for organizations to form a board is to pool the talents of individual directors to make the best overall decisions about…

Board Of Directors Vs. Management
June 16, 2021

Board of Directors vs. Board of Management: What is the Difference?

While boards and management hold close ties to one another, their duties and responsibilities are distinctly different. Look to the definitions between a board and governance for the first clue as to the differences between them. A board is an organized group of people with the collective authority to control and foster an institution that…

Writing A Board Resolution
June 16, 2021

How to Write a Board Resolution – Best Practices

At first glance, reading a board resolution is intimidating because of the formal language. In fact, once you know what components make up a board resolution, they are very easy to write. Before getting started, take a look at some other resolutions that other entities have written to get an idea of the format and…

How To Write A Report To The Board Of Directors
June 10, 2021

Board Report Template and Outline

Even if you’ve never written a board report before, it’s easy enough to learn how to do it. If you need some assistance in understanding how to write reports, ask for a copy of a report that was submitted in the past and use it as a template. You don’t have to write the report…

The Role Of An Ex Officio Board Member Is Important To Understand
August 18, 2019

What Is the Role of an Ex Officio Board Member?

There is typically some degree of confusion surrounding the definition and role of an ex officio board member among board directors, executive directors, CEO’s, and managers of corporations and non-profits. The term, ex officio, is a Latin phrase that literally translates “from the office.” Robert’s Rules explains the connection between the term and the meaning.…

November 30, 2018

BoardEffect Launches Nonprofit Laws Report

In March 2012, BoardEffect published a research report titled “U.S. Laws Governing Nonprofit Boards and Electronic Voting.”  The intent was to determine and demystify the legal parameters within which a board could use board portal technology to manage its voting procedures.  And it was a huge hit; more than four years later, we continue to…

November 21, 2018

BoardEffect Launches Nonprofit Laws Report

In March 2012, BoardEffect published a research report titled “U.S. Laws Governing Nonprofit Boards and Electronic Voting.”  The intent was to determine and demystify the legal parameters within which a board could use board portal technology to manage its voting procedures.  And it was a huge hit; more than four years later, we continue to…

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