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Board Portal Best Practices: Term Limits

By Dustin McKissen, March 02, 2018

For your organization to thrive, your board of directors needs a consistent infusion of fresh ideas and new perspectives...

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Board Portal Best Practices: How to Avoid a Conflict of Interest

By Dustin McKissen, January 19, 2018

A conflict of interest can devastate your board of directors and your entire organization...

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Minutes That Matter for your Board of Directors

By BoardPaq, December 04, 2017

Minutes should reflect all the decisions that are made, all the actions that are taken and at a minimum they should keep track of the most important discussions that happen within your board meeting....

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7 Strategies to Create an Engaged Board

By BoardPaq, October 23, 2017

Advice on keeping board members engaged whether they have just joined or have been involved for a long time...

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Strategic Management in Your Organization Starts with Your Directors (and is Helped by a Board Portal)

By Dustin McKissen, September 26, 2017

When the leaders of your organization sit down to talk strategy, where does that discussion usually begin?...

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Why Do You Need a Board Portal? Because Your Board Will Change, but Your Mission Won’t.

By Dustin McKissen, September 22, 2017

Five years from now, there’s a good chance that your entire board of directors will be different than it is today...

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There is No “I” in Team: Why a Board of Directors Still Matters

By Dustin McKissen, August 09, 2017

The lone hero saving the day makes a pretty good story....

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What Do You Do When There is Serious Conflict Between Board Members?

By Dustin McKissen, June 23, 2017

True story: I once worked for a trade association where one board member physically confronted ...

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Why a Diverse Board of Directors is a Better Board of Directors

By Dustin McKissen, June 12, 2017

Imagine the scenario: A board of directors talks about attracting new customers...

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I Must be Crazy. I Actually Enjoy Working With a Board of Directors.

By Dustin McKissen, May 19, 2017

Without a doubt, working with a board of directors comes with challenges...

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How You Can Use a Board Portal to Better Prepare Your Directors

By Dustin McKissen, May 10, 2017

Working on a submarine is very different from commanding a submarine....

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How a Board Portal Can Help You Be More Efficient With Your Directors Time

By Dustin McKissen, April 20, 2017

The first board of directors I ever worked for faced—and overcame—one of the biggest challenges ...

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Three Ways an Association Can Increase Its Momentum

By Dustin McKissen, February 14, 2017

In any association, good ideas are never in short supply...

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Succession Planning Made Easier with a Board Portal

By Dustin McKissen, January 16, 2017

The start of a new year is a time to make resolutions...

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Death and Taxes: What Nonprofits Need for their 990 Filing

By Dustin McKissen, December 29, 2016

It’s the end of the year, and for nonprofits that means tax time...

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It’s Almost 2017, and Here’s What Your Organization Needs to Do—and Not Do—in the Coming Year

By Dustin McKissen, November 08, 2016

2016 is almost over, and it’s not too soon to start thinking about what your organization needs to accomplish in 2017...

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What’s Your School Board’s Next Strategic Challenge?

By Dustin McKissen, October 07, 2016

Everyone knows that school boards face big challenges...

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3 Ways to Build a Strong Board/Staff Relationship (One Way? Use a Board Portal.)

By Dustin McKissen, September 09, 2016

Serving on a board of directors is not easy. It’s a test of your leadership, patience, and resolve...

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Start Re-engaging Your Board by Using Better Technology (Including a Board Portal)

By Dustin McKissen, December 22, 2015

A Board of Directors exists to do a few things, including provide accountability to an organization, bring outside leadership and experience, and help develop and implement a strategic plan...

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How a Board Portal Can Help Create a More Engaged Board

By Dustin McKissen, December 15, 2015

Anyone who has worked for a board of directors knows the signs of a disengaged board member. Their attendance starts to wane until he or she is practically a guaranteed no-show...

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The Soul Crushing Experience of Working with a Disengaged Board

By Dustin McKissen, December 08, 2015

My first experience working for a Board of Directors occurred when I joined a dynamic, vibrant, and growing trade association...

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Fundraising: How to Help Your Directors get Better at Something they Hate

By Dustin McKissen, November 30, 2015

Passion for the cause. Giving back. Sharing expertise. Being recognized as a leader. People join boards for a variety of reasons...

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Three Ways Your Board Can Be Your Secret Fundraising Weapon

By Dustin McKissen, October 21, 2015

It's calendar year-end for nonprofits, and that means it's "do or die" time to raise the money needed to meet your yearly budget...

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