On November 15, National Philanthropy day, we sat down with board governance and engagement expert Kim Donahue to discuss “Powerful Board Accountability, without the Struggle.” Kim was a director at United Way of Central Indiana for over a decade. In addition, she has served on several nonprofit boards and is currently working as a consultant in board development and relationship building. She has over thirty years of nonprofit employee, board member, and consultant experience.
Board accountability is a broad subject, so what does it actually mean? We explored the symptoms of poor board member accountability, as well as treatment:
During this event, we introduced an important research tool related to board accountability. We are launching a four-minute (ten question) survey about board engagement, and we would appreciate your input. This brief questionnaire will capture your role in relation to a board of directors, the level of engagement you currently perceive, and your thoughts on what would improve board member engagement at your organization. Please consider sharing this link with any other nonprofit board members, staff, consultants, or volunteers that you know. We will be conducting another webinar in December, with experts weighing in on the results of the survey. Stay tuned!
At the midway point of the webinar, we debuted our newest software feature release. We have created a Minutes Maker and Task Manager that will make board meeting documentation a breeze. The minutes maker pulls directly from the agenda created for the meeting, allowing the administrator to make notes of meeting discussion, votes, and action items as they unfold. In addition, the Task Manager makes it simpler than ever to assign to-dos to specific people. The tasks will show up on each individual’s dashboard, as well as on the account admin’s interface. We showed a brief demonstration of these features in the board accountability webinar.
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