How to Conduct Board Meetings With Range

A well-run board meeting requires careful planning and execution. It is important to begin the meeting by calling it to order and formally welcoming participants. The board must also agree on an agenda that is succinct and concise. This lets the board members concentrate on their roles and goals for the duration of the meeting. The objective of a meeting of the board of directors is the production of precise and executable minutes. This can be accomplished with a board management software like Range that allows many users to work in tandem and ensures accuracy.

The first item on the agenda is usually reviewing and approving last board meeting’s minutes. Then the CEO or executive director gives a report on the organization’s progress as well as any major events that have transpired since the last meeting. The board reviews the reports of the committees, as well as the financial position of the organization. This includes considering and approving financial statements, budgets, and investments. The board also reviews and deliberates on any new or pending topics.

While it is essential to encourage the board to discuss topics and challenge each other, getting distracted can be a waste of time. To avoid this it is possible to establish an agreed-upon “parking lot” for non-agenda subjects. It is possible to revisit these issues later and decide whether they should be added to the agenda or delegated a task. In the end, you must adjourn the meeting on time.