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1004, 2018

Top 12 Tips for Responding to RFP’s

April 10th, 2018|

Writing a winning proposal takes some planning, time and skill. Over the years we’ve worked with clients on hundreds of responses. We’ve worked with large organizations and small ones. Regardless of size, there are some clear ways to succeed. Stepping back a little, here’s our list of the top twelve tips for writing a winning [...]

2803, 2018

Assessment Tool: What Type of Association Board Are You?

March 28th, 2018|

Association Board personality - oversight or operations? As Boards of Directors strive to improve their governance effectiveness, a key challenge many face is striking the right balance between oversight and operations. Many Association Boards started with an operating focus. It was the Boards of new and emerging associations who brought the association together, [...]

2803, 2018

Corporate Governance Board Role PPT

March 28th, 2018|

Board governance is most effective when Directors share a common understanding of governance, the Board’s role and the key building blocks for achieving effective corporate governance. This presentation has been given to Associations, private business and not-for-profit Boards of Directors. Download Board Orientation Presentation Slide # Board of Directors Orientation [...]

2502, 2018

Board Composition: what’s the right size Board of Directors?

February 25th, 2018|

How many Directors should your Board have? Nine. Ok. It depends. Here’s how to about it: The logic of Governance Board size For most organizations three to four is likely too small. A Board’s role is to provide oversight of risk, strategy and CEO performance. Doing a good job likely means a range of expertise [...]

2202, 2018

When is a Governance Board Too Deep into the Operation?

February 22nd, 2018|

Is your Board too deep into the operation? Generally, we find that Directors are very aware – perhaps too aware – of crossing the line from governance into operations. It can be confusing to try and understand how deep is too deep. Here’s how we think about it. The governance Board’s role is to: identify [...]

1102, 2018

Top Four Governance Findings from Board Assessments

February 11th, 2018|

Here are four of the most common findings from our Board governance assessments over the past ten years: Directors don’t share a common understanding of the Board’ role. A critical step in every governance assessment is the Director interview. In that interview we ask each Director what their understanding of the Board’s role is. We [...]

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