| BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:
They are volunteers, too!
~ September 2005 ~ Topics
Vacation's Over: It's A Good Time For the Mission Test
It's fall, and your mail reminds you it's time for those monthly board meetings. You probably groan ever so slightly about all the materials you need to read to get up to date. But when you get to the board meeting, after you admire each other's suntans; hear about everyone's trips to great places; and praise the accomplishments of their children and grandchildren, take time at the beginning of the actual board meeting to review the organization's Mission Statement.
Here's a test every board member can take:
If your answer to all these questions is "yes," you probably are part of an effective organization.
If you answer is "no" to any
of these, think about it!
Jeanne Bradner can be reached at Jeannebrad@aol.com.
See our online bookstore for Jeanne Bradner's book on boards: The Board Members Guide: A Beneficial Bestiary and Leading Volunteers for Results: Building Communities Today, and Passionate Volunteerism.
Jeanne H. Bradner
Jeanne H. Bradner is an author, consultant, trainer and speaker on volunteerism, board development and leadership. She is the author of three publications, The Board Member's Guide, A Beneficial Bestiary and Leading Volunteers for Results: Building Communities Today and Passionate Volunteerism. She served as director of the Illinois Governor's Office of Voluntary Action, Midwest Regional Director of ACTION, and Executive Director of the Illinois Commission on Community Service. She is the volunteer program specialist for Illinois' Harper College Volunteer Management curriculum.
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