Meetings Are for Decisions Board meetings are for making decisions: decisions about policy, decisions about the overall operation of the Society, decisions which affect the Society as a whole. For the most effective use of board meeting time, limit the agenda to decision-making items, sometimes called action items, and delegate programmatic decisions to appropriate committees and task forces or to staff. Smaller organizations tend to use board meetings for long… Read More »
In figuring out what policies and rules take precedence over other policies and rules, here’s a helpful hierarchy. The documents or rules at the top take precedence over the ones below. federal law state law articles of incorporation parent organization’s governing documents constitution bylaws special rules of order parliamentary rules standing rules policies and procedures
In this section, you’ll find information on by-laws and policies, which govern how a Society functions.
Stefan Jonasson, the UUA Director for Large Congregations, has contributed this article for general information on how boards and governance change with different sizes of Societies.
In this section, you’ll find general information and readings on governance.
Governance is about how a Society governs itself. In this section, currently under development, you’ll find resources about boards, committees, by-laws, policies, finances, typical organization structures, etc. Don’t miss other topics about Congregations and Models.
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Some resources on governance: Note: Alban.org has recently closed their site. Some articles may be available by searching for the title and/or author on Bing.com or Google.com. Doing Good Better!: How to Be an Effective Board Member of a Nonprofit Organization — this is currently out of print, though new copies are available at a significant discount, as are used copies. The Art of Governance – a short article on the role… Read More »