10 Ways to Liven Up Your Board Meetings
9. Create 'mission moments' in every board meeting
Give your trustees a personal experience of your mission in action.
Use a testimonial or a story about someone touched by your organization. This could be the most powerful subject of the entire meeting.
10. Break into groups
Instead of a formal report to board members about an upcoming challenge, present the issue as a question and ask them to discuss it in small groups.
Then hold a facilitated full group discussion afterward. Having small groups enables everyone to speak, encouraging shy people, those who typically avoid speaking to the full board, to participate.
Try these ideas, and you’ll be able to create engaging, interesting meetings that spark your board members’ energy for the cause.