Do your board members attend every meeting, follow through on tasks, and fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities? If not, you may want to focus on improving your board accountability.
Watch this informative webinar replay with Kim Donahue, nonprofit board veteran and governance consultant.
What We Discussed
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:
What is board accountability? We discussed what board members are actually responsible for, and how to educate them on their responsibilities. You can’t expect them to be accountable, if they don’t know what is expected.
How do you assess the quality of your board’s accountability? Kim knows the symptoms of poor accountability, and how the effects are pervasive throughout an organization. We examined ways to quantify engagement and set goals for accountability
What causes board accountability issues in the first place? Ideally a board starts out with everyone engaged and following through on their commitments. So why do things go south? We looked into the warning signs that a board needs a change of course.
How can you effectively correct lack of accountability? It isn’t easy to turn a board of individuals around. Fortunately, Kim had some simple and actionable tips for bringing everyone back to a good mindset.
Can accountability problems be prevented? If your organization is in a good place (or you have made improvements using Kim’s tips), we talked about how to preserve and strengthen board accountability, heading off the possibility of future disengagement.
Use these tips to get everyone on your board giving their all. Your mission will thank you!
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