Committees

Committee Charters Field Guide

All board committees should have a charter – a description of the committee’s purpose and authority. One person, generally the board secretary, should have primary responsibility for drafting charters as directed by the board. This helps the board have a consistent approach for how charters are written. Committee charters should [...]

Great Idea: Create an Ambassador Committee

  The New Leaf Market in Tallahassee, Florida, formed a committee of its board of directors to do outreach to elected officials in local governance. Their purpose is to introduce the co-op to the legislators in their area and let them know about their activities in the community. The idea [...]

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Taking Care of Board Fundamentals

By Joel Kopischke 164 Jan-Feb 2013 As cooperative boards strive for heavenly results, they need to be sure the devil is not in the details. When boards of directors consider their duties—ensuring organizational accountability, setting strategic direction, providing board perpetuation, engaging ownership—the broader strategic initiatives typically are the "juiciest" and [...]

Agile and Efficient: Board Committees and Structures that Work

By Todd Wallace 164 Jan-Feb 2013 The use of committees by boards is ubiquitous—as it should be, considering a small group’s agility when compared to a whole board. Unfortunately, boards often end up with unwieldy committee structures, groups that take up time and resources with little to show for it, or committee participants who feel [...]

New in the CBLD Library: How to Use Committees to Help the Board to Do Board Work

Here’s everything you need to make your board a high performing group. Properly structured and monitored board committees can be a good way for a board to accomplish specific board tasks and to ensure that ongoing, repeating processes are carried out. Small groups of people working together are nimble, effective [...]

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How to Use Committees to Help the Board to do Board Work

Properly structured and monitored board committees can be a good way for a board to accomplish specific board tasks and to ensure that ongoing, repeating processes are carried out. Small groups of people working together are nimble, effective and fun!  Improperly used committees can waste precious board time and energy, [...]