Diligent Blog

In a changing political and business landscape, a board of directors has never been as important as it is now. In order for the board of directors to be effective, there are certain boardroom best practices that should be followed - from proper orientation for a new member of the board to social dynamics among board members to shareholder engagement with the board.

Directors, corporate secretaries and general counsels are tasked with making board meetings as productive as possible - both through the use of technology in the boardroom, stronger agenda building and the creation of more follow-up items for committees and beyond.

Creating a Board Self-Assessment Form

The key to making sure that boards have the best directors with the right skill…

What Is a Board Evaluation Report?

Whether they’re required or not, board self-evaluations are considered best practices for…

Conducting a Board Evaluation of the CEO

A CEO’s annual evaluation serves several different purposes. In the best-case scenario, the CEO is…

Board Meeting Minutes Rules and How to Remain Compliant

The meeting minutes are also called the record or the journal. Laws for recording meetings…

How a 501(c)(3) Board of Directors Is Formed

Usually, about two or three people come together with a great idea for forming a…

Board Crisis Management and the Facebook Hack

Have you ever thought about how many groups or individuals your business or organization touches…

Board Meeting Procedures

Properly run board meetings require two things — 1) knowing the procedures and following them…

Are Nonprofit Board Meeting Minutes Public?

As with many governance-related issues, there’s no fast and easy answer to the question, “Are…

What Is an Executive Board Session?

Executive board sessions were designed as part of the board’s risk oversight process. For the…

What Is the Composition of a Hospital Board of Directors?

Hospitals operate in a high-risk environment where life and death are prominent considerations. Politics complicate…