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August 18, 2016

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, CEOs, and managers of corporations and not-for-profits. The term, ex-officio, is a Latin phrase that literally translates “from…

June 28, 2016

What Constitutes a Quorum?

The Latin meaning of the word quorum is derived from a word that means who. Commercial and not-for-profit entities enjoy a multitude of benefits when they form a board of directors. The main reason for organisations to form a board…

April 5, 2016

Board Meeting Agenda Format and Template

It’s a rare meeting where the board of directors has enough time to accomplish everything that it needs to. Having an established and focused board meeting agenda helps the board maximise accuracy, efficiency and productivity.  Board meeting agendas include items for managing routine business…

Board Portal Vendors
February 9, 2016

Comparing Board Portal Vendors? The 5 Questions to Avoid

Comparing different board portal vendors to ultimately make a selection is serious business. After all, the chosen board management software needs to support the always high-stakes, often confidential and sometimes controversial work of your organisation’s governing body…usually for many years to…

January 8, 2016

How to Take Minutes at a Board Meeting

Taking good meeting minutes at a board meeting is an important and fulfilling role. Board meeting minutes are more than a general account of board discussions; they serve as an official and legal record of the meeting of the board of…

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