Board Chair Tips

Tools for Becoming a More Effective Board Chair

Board Chair is a role that doesn’t come with a training manual. The resources on this page are designed to be put to use right away – they are brief, specific and created with input from board veterans. They cover a wide range of topics, and give real-world advice on some of the stickiest challenges board chairs face.

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Board Meeting Evaluation Form - Rating Scale

Get immediate feedback from your board members about the meeting with this form that asks them to rate aspects of the meeting on a scale.

Board Room Inquiry Discussions

Board room engagement can be made richer by the board routinely asking questions which prompt meaningful discussions and quickly get to the heart of the matter.

ABC’s of Executive Sessions

Learn more about the who, what and why of executive sessions.

Board Chair Meeting Checklist

Lee Bruder adapted this information to provide a concise checklist for the board chair.

Board Meeting Evaluation Form - Open-Ended Questions

Get immediate feedback from your board members about the meeting with this form that asks open-ended questions

Board Meeting Organizer

Use this organizer to prepare for your meeting and record items for the minutes.

Financial Questions Boards Should Ask

Use this list of financial questions as a guide to meeting your duty of financial oversight.

How Can I Find Good Board Members

This handout provides some ideas for developing your board recruitment program.

Keys to Effective Board Meetings

Review this quick checklist to determine if your board meetings are structured for effectiveness.

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The Go Factor

In the triad of "ready, set, go" NonprofitNext is the "Go Factor." Tools that you find here allow you to quickly move into action by downloading a resource that you can use today - A checklist or resource to bring to your next board meeting.


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