Board Meeting Preparation: 10 Tips for Chief Executives and Board Chairs
Strategic board meetings place more importance on the chief executive and board chair providing helpful
materials in advance.
Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices found that chief executives and board chairs agree that there is a relationship between board meeting preparation and board culture. Those who report that their board members are prepared for meetings also report positive board culture. However, more than a quarter (26 percent) of executives and nearly a fifth (18 percent) of board chairs report that their board members are unprepared for board meetings.
Here are ten tips for chief executives and board chairs to improve the board meeting materials they share with the board prior to meetings, setting everyone up for success.