Galvin and Associates

Problem: Board members are disengaged



Some board members may tire of being on the board, lose passion for the work, or fail to attend board meetings. Expectations should be clear that if any board member is ill, out of town, or otherwise not able to attend a board meeting, that board member should email, text, or call the board chair ahead of time. A board can also add a written policy or guideline that if any member has two unexcused absences during a term, he or she is automatically removed from the board. Board engagement can be enhanced by making sure the organization is recruiting high-quality board members and taking the necessary time to help them build strong relationships with each other. It can also be enhanced by working together on real challenges the organization is facing or may face soon.

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