Become a Highly Effective Nonprofit Board Chair in Seven Steps
Step 1: Meetings
As chairman of the board, you will establish a regular board meeting schedule, set each meeting’s agenda and preside over meetings. You can prepare for board meetings by consulting with the organization’s chief executive officer and with board committee chairs.
Comprehensive preparation will enable you to understand the issues percolating among board members and within the organization to determine when and how these issues are discussed at board meetings, and to ensure that appropriate information is provided for board review, ideally in advance of meetings.