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How To Future-Proof Your Board

Organizations who didn’t “future-proof” their boards were caught off-guard last year, especially those that neglected to make a digital transition across different business lines once the global disaster unfolded.  There is no better example of this than today’s pandemic crisis that forced nonprofits to work overtime and correct digital deficiencies to survive. Preparing for a … Continue reading How To Future-Proof Your Board

The Energy and Drive of an Owner

The “think like an owner” mindset is all about leadership and accountability. Simply stated, it means to make decisions as if the organization were your own. Whether you are an employee or board member, thinking like an owner means being self-motivated to grow the company and invest and spend its money as if it were … Continue reading The Energy and Drive of an Owner

The Founder-led Future: When the CEO Steps Down

Q. Why is it so important to ensure a smooth transition when a Founder exits? A. It instills confidence with the membership or customer base  – which affects a company’s culture and bottom line.   On the heels of the Amazon announcement that its CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos was stepping down, it left other … Continue reading The Founder-led Future: When the CEO Steps Down

The Board Matrix: Scary Concept or Long Overdue Diversity Tool?

The quest for strong, diversified representation on corporate boards recently reached a tipping point after Nasdaq’s announcement that it aims to require Nasdaq-listed companies to reveal their board composition (using a board matrix showing race and gender statistics as a condition of listing).    Companies listed on the exchange reads the proposal, must have “at least … Continue reading The Board Matrix: Scary Concept or Long Overdue Diversity Tool?

5 Board Retreat Predictions for 2021

What Can We Expect in 2021? If there was a time in history when a board retreat was as necessary as it was criticized, it began in 2020. In previous years, an organization might have come under fire for mismanaging funds and splurging on retreats while burning a hole through the annual budget and even … Continue reading 5 Board Retreat Predictions for 2021

How Boards are Putting a Lid on Bad Board Behavior

 Instituting Rules Across The Board How does a racist image “make its way” onto an organization’s website?  What does a board do when an errant social media post by a CXO lands the organization’s leadership in hot water?  These are just some examples of real life stories recently featured in the news that has the … Continue reading How Boards are Putting a Lid on Bad Board Behavior

What do Board Members Want for the Holidays?

This year, COVID changed all the rules. Offering thanks to volunteer leadership was no exception. Normally an organization would have numerous options like hosting a dinner or a board retreat to pay tribute to the professionals who guided staff and leadership into bluer waters. But this holiday season, organizations are faced with yet another challenge … Continue reading What do Board Members Want for the Holidays?

Michael Williams Article Featured in ESPN’s The Undefeated

Michael Williams, Board Veritas Senior Consultant, authored an article featured in ESPN’s The Undefeated:   A PGA veteran’s callous joke about blackface and Tiger Woods turned into a lesson on empathy At last year’s US Open, Charles Howell III told a story that might have ended his career. Now, he says he’s a changed man. … Continue reading Michael Williams Article Featured in ESPN’s The Undefeated

New Board Chairman Sees Member Involvement as Essential for Long-Term Growth of NFRC

Posted By Adriana Vargas, National Fenestration Rating Council, Monday, April 27, 2020 Updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 A conversation with John Gordon When he was an on-demand, round-the-clock information technology consultant, John Gordon knew that when a computer system went down, there was no waiting until tomorrow. That sense of urgency is real, and you … Continue reading New Board Chairman Sees Member Involvement as Essential for Long-Term Growth of NFRC