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Managing a board meeting starts long before the board meeting itself. For a board administrator, a board portal saves time and energy because it electronically files all important documents. A board portal stores bylaws, meeting minutes, compliance documents, audits, directors’ and officers’ questionnaires, and more.

For the chairman of the board, they need to be decisive and authoritative in tone and body language, keeping the meeting in control. A skilled board chair sums up the ideas of board directors as they voice their ideas and concerns to support the director and clarify their perspectives.

Board Agenda Best Practices

Setting a board agenda has become so routine, few corporate secretaries think…

What Is the Proper Board Meeting Etiquette?

The very nature of board meetings requires board directors to participate in discussion, debate and…

How Can the Board of Directors Run an Effective Meeting?

Effective board meetings are those that leave board directors walking out the door thinking, “We…

The Best Practices for Board Meetings

Best practices for board meetings take on more of a one-size-fits-most than a one-size-fits-all approach.

How Do Corporate Governance Structures in Canada Differ From Those in the United States?

Corporate governance is the relationship between shareholders, board directors and managers in…

What Are the Legal Requirements for Board Minutes?

The answer to what the legal requirements are for board meeting minutes…

Nonprofit Board Meeting Minutes Template

Templates are a helpful tool for boardroom meeting minute-taking. A…

How Law Firms Can Leverage Virtual Data Rooms for Success

Virtual data rooms are gaining in popularity for many types of businesses…

What Is a Virtual Data Room?

With each passing year, companies rely more heavily on computers and special software programs. More…

How to Organize Board Meeting Minutes After the Meeting

When the board meeting is over, the minute-taker can give a sigh of relief. While…