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 see surprisingly widespread usage of the report.

Last week, in response to this sustained demand and to a sharp rise in related questions that have accompanied increasing adoption of board portals, BoardEffect updated and greatly expanded that report.  In addition to online voting, the June 2016 version of “Nonprofit Laws: Board Rules and Regulations” addresses such topics as quorum, term limits, conflict of interest and many others.  The report encompasses thirteen topic areas, clearly an important advancement to the original voting study.  But expanded substance is only one of the report’s improvements.  Arguably, the report’s most innovative enhancement relates to its form and format; and the purpose of this post it to explain how best to take advantage of it.

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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 see surprisingly widespread usage of the report.

Last week, in response to this sustained demand and to a sharp rise in related questions that have accompanied increasing adoption of board portals, BoardEffect updated and greatly expanded that report.  In addition to online voting, the June 2016 version of “Nonprofit Laws: Board Rules and Regulations” addresses such topics as quorum, term limits, conflict of interest and many others.  The report encompasses thirteen topic areas, clearly an important advancement to the original voting study.  But expanded substance is only one of the report’s improvements.  Arguably, the report’s most innovative enhancement relates to its form and format; and the purpose of this post it to explain how best to take advantage of it.

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How To Resolve Board Disputes
June 27, 2017

How to Resolve Board Disputes

The board handbook offers a wealth of knowledge about who the board is and how the directors should be working together to make strategic plans according to the organization’s mission. The same idea holds true for corporations and non-profit organizations.…

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Commitment And Quality Training Are The Keys To Effective Non-Profit Boards
June 14, 2017

Commitment and Quality Training Are the Keys to Effective Non-Profit Boards

Every non-profit organization begins with the spark of an idea of a community need that doesn’t currently exist. You might be surprised to learn that some of the most prominent non-profit organizations of today didn’t get their beginnings from tenured business people from the corporate world. Everyday people whose lives and core values were deeply affected by a personal tragedy, injustice, illness, accident or some other event that had a major impact on their lives formed organizations whose names you’d easily recognize.

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Non-Profit Corporate Governance: The Role Of The Board
June 1, 2017

Non-Profit Corporate Governance: The Role of the Board

In rare instances, non-profit board directors get paid for their time, but by and large, they serve as volunteers without pay. Non-profit board directors usually have a special connection to their non-profit organization that has deep personal meaning for them. Non-profit board directors are typically motivated by their passion for the organization’s mission. Some non-profit directors bring seasoned board experience with them from the corporate world. Others benefit by board orientation, training, and mentoring to competently serve on a board. Whether non-profit directors lead by design or by experience, they all have specific duties and responsibilities to their peers on the board and the whole organization.

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