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Meeting Facilitation

Running an effective and efficient Board meeting is critical to recruiting and keeping strong Board members. Agendas should be circulated ahead of the meeting along with committee reports and any other informational items that do not need to take up time during the meeting. The documents and links below will help you to run excellent Board meetings.

Robert’s Rules of Order are frequently used as the basis for Board meeting procedures. You may also wish to explore Roberta’s Rules of Order.

Board Dashboard Template
This document is an example of a dashboard report linked to a strategic plan where progress on each item from the plan is updated and assigned a green, yellow or red color to allow the reader to quickly identify any problem areas.

Board Meeting Minutes
This document discusses best practices in taking meeting minutes – how much detail to include, etc.