Three Approaches to Help Your Board Work More Effectively
Understanding where most leaders struggle
With many associations gearing up for board elections, it got me thinking about leadership and governance in associations. One of the challenges many board members face is not fully understanding their role and how best to accomplish their responsibilities.
According to Leading with Intent, a report from BoardSource, boards generally do well with more fundamental board responsibilities – including understanding the organization’s mission and providing financial oversight. But, they struggle with other responsibilities, including advocacy, community-building, outreach and fundraising.
Whether you’re an association board chair or board member looking to be more effective in your role, or an association executive looking to work more effectively with your board, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the board’s role. It’s also vital to have tools in place to help the board do its job efficiently.
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