Bringing Associations Together To Boost Performance


10 practical tips for not-for-profit boards

Keith Roberts FCIS of NFP Analysts, shares 10 solutions to common governance problems he sees at associations and charities.

1 The critical importance of the objects

2 Be accountable to someone else

3 Lock in director turnover

4 Ensure staggered terms for directors

5 Get the board size right

6 Consider independent external directors

7 No nominations from the floor at the AGM

8 Focus the board agenda on strategy 

9 Expect draft minutes to be received in days

10 Minutes are not verbatim records of the meeting

Keith Roberts is a consultant with NFP Analysts.
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