Board of Directors

Human Resources Q&A: Who reports to the board?

Written By: Tim Rutledge
June 9, 2008

Is it a new best practice for a fundraising director to bypass the ED and report directly to the board?

Ten things to keep in mind with difficult board members

Written By: Liam Brown
June 2, 2008

Ten tips for dealing with difficult board members.

Canadian charity legal checklist

Written By: Mark Blumberg
May 20, 2008

This checklist may be of use to those considering joining a board of a charity. As well, it may be useful to staff and the board of charities who are interested in improving their legal compliance and improving their risk management.

How do you deal with a difficult board member?

Written By: Liam Brown
May 5, 2008

Strategies for dealing with difficult board members effectively.

Fixing the broken governance board: Peer learning circles to the rescue

Written By: Andrée Iffrig
March 3, 2008

Using peer learning circles to correct governance board inadequacies.

Tools for nonprofit leaders: Essential governance tools

Written By: Paulette Vinette
February 18, 2008

A list of key governance tools that not-for-profit organizations should have.

Facilitating peer learning on boards of governance

Written By: Andrée Iffrig
January 7, 2008

A guide to creating and maintaining a successful peer learning circle.

Governance Q&A: When a board doesn't follow its bylaws

Written By: Jane Garthson
January 7, 2008

A look at the range of options available when a board of directors isn't behaving ethically.

What do members really want?

Written By: Paulette Vinette
November 19, 2007

Many not-for-profit organization executives lie awake at night wondering what their members really want.

Governance Q&A: Privacy, conflict of interest or poor communication?

Written By: Jane Garthson
November 5, 2007

A look at the various ethical situations that can arise when delivering Christmas care packages for needy families.

Improving the performance of governance boards

Written By: Andrée Iffrig
September 4, 2007

An analysis on board development investment, and roles and processes of board of governance.

Tools for nonprofit leaders: Tips for chairing meetings

Written By: Paulette Vinette
August 20, 2007

Congratulations. You have been elected or appointed to chair meetings. Here are some tips on how to do a great job.

Online collaboration tools for nonprofit board members

Written By: Soha El-Borno
July 9, 2007

How to use Google documents for board collaboration.

Governance Q&A: Compensation for executives and senior management

Written By: Jane Garthson
June 4, 2007

How finance committees determine compensations and what to do when conflict of interest arises.

Governance Q&A: What to expect at annual general meetings

Written By: Jane Garthson
April 2, 2007

A look at the intricacies of Annual General Meetings and the ethics of decision making.

Governance Q&A: How to handle confidential sessions of the board

Written By: Jane Garthson
March 5, 2007

When it is ethical to have 'in camera' sessions of the board, and what are the guidelines around tracking and communicating decisions made at them?

Governance models, board types or best practices?

Written By: Mel Gill
January 2, 2007

An instructional article on choosing what type of board best suited to your organization.

Board assessment? Why bother?

Written By: Mel Gill
October 30, 2006

An article describing the benefits of performance assessment for a board.

Governance Q&A: Conflicts of interest beyond the board and executive levels

Written By: Jane Garthson
October 30, 2006

Conflict of interest is possible and serious throughout all levels of staff. The Code of Conduct for staff, and staff training and orientation, should address it explicitly.

Financial literacy for boards: Part two

Written By: Hassan Altaf
October 2, 2006

This article continues on from part one and is designed to help board members read and understand financial statements.

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