Tag Archives: governance

About Board Meetings

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 »


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.

Governance – Readings

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 »