When it comes to nonprofit board meetings, clear communication is key.
Many nonprofit boards meet quarterly or monthly It’s vital that board members know the purpose of their meetings and how they relate to your overall strategy for the organization. Instead of spending time on minor updates that could be shared via your board portal, or in board package meeting it is essential to focus board-room.info/how-to-run-an-effective-nonprofit-board-meeting the discussion on generative goals, and strategically sound decisions that help expand your nonprofit.
It’s also helpful to create a specific agenda for each meeting and hand out the materials in advance so that your board members can become familiar with the issues that will be discussed. Nothing can ruin a successful meeting more quickly than having your board members arrive to their meeting and rush to review the reports, documents and other information they require for participation in discussions at the meeting.
Finally, be sure to include the “mission moment” at each board meeting, which highlights the real-life achievements and the progress of your organization. This keeps your board members motivated and engaged for the duration of every meeting. When your mission statement involves sharing testimonials or videos it’s a great method to keep your board members energized and invested in the success of your organization. When it’s time to concentrate on fundraising or other tasks your board members will be motivated they need to reach the goals of your organization. Read our article for more tips on how to conduct a successful nonprofit board meeting.