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BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

They are volunteers, too!
Look here for information and the latest techniques to develop your board or committee. The purpose is to help those who work or serve on nonprofit boards of directors or committees.

~August 2009~


COMMITTEE ASSESSMENT TOOL

Committee:

“. . .a body of persons appointed for a specific function, usually out of a larger body”(Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus)

“ a body that keeps minutes and wastes hours” http://www.jimwegryn.com/Words/Daffynitions.htm

"A committee is best composed of three people, with one who is always sick and another who is always absent."http://www.associationinnovation.com/thedailyinnovator/2005/09/committee_humor.html

"A committee is composed of people who individually can do nothing, who come together to conclude that nothing can be done." http://www.associationinnovation.com/thedailyinnovator/2005/09/committee_humor.html

"a person or group of persons elected or appointed to perform some service or function, as to investigate, report on, or act upon a particular matter." http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/committee

The definition of committee ranges from the function to the inspirational, with a good share of humor, too.  Anyone who works with a committee wonders what is the magic to keep the committee on track.  Here is a checklist to assess the way the committee is managed.  This assessment might help get them back on track or improve the work of the group.

Click here for the checklist.


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