Minutes are the paper trail to an organisation’s decisions and are therefore important documents.
Keep these factors in mind:
Keep these factors in mind:
They should not be too long, with every contribution to the discussion outlined, but contain a good précis of the debate with outcome decisions clearly noted.
Minutes should be circulated within 10 days of the meeting taking place; this means that actions can be undertaken immediately and those members not present have notification of the discussions.
It is normal practice for the chair to agree the minutes before they are circulated to other board members.
It is a courtesy to board members that they should be well-written as badly written minutes take much longer to read.
If necessary, minute takers should be given training.
This briefing looks at the Chair’s role in helping the board to navigate risk. Charities face a multitude of risks, that could derail you from achieving your charity’s aims. The challenge for Chairs is to ensure that your board understands and successfully navigates risks and seizes opportunities, without getting bogged down in details or being excessively cautious. This briefing explores how as Chair, you can help your board take a strategic approach.
In today’s dynamic and fast-moving workplace, the board plays an important role in risk management and establishing an effective risk culture. Published: August 2015.
A director’s practical guide to asking the right questions at the right time.
Getting the right behaviours and dynamics on the board and between board members is an essential ingredient in determining whether organisations succeed in their work. Published: October 2017.
Clore Leadership's Governance Associates Prue Skene, Tom Wilcox and Keith Arrowsmith have created this toolkit of useful resources for Trustees and staff who work with boards. Published: May 2017.
Clore Strategic Review of Governance Development Needs 2016/17. Published: August 2017.
The guide will prove relevant to CEOs and their chairs but is also recommended reading for all those involved in the governance of third sector organisations. Published: November 2013.
In response to evidence suggesting an increase in concern regarding governance-related issues in the voluntary sector, the ACEVO Governance Commission set out to produce a practically-focused piece of work, focused on supporting voluntary organisations to understand and address the issues and challenges that can affect their governance. Guided by the concerns raised by respondents to the Commission’s consultation exercises, the report focuses on three main areas: appraisal and accountability; understanding roles and responsibilities; and board management. Published: 2013.
These slides present the findings of a roundtable on 14th March 2018, organised by NPC and Green Park. Published: June 2018.
Helps Chairs explore and strengthen the relationship they have with their CEO. Published: 2016.
To be an effective board you need clear, timely and comprehensive information from your CEO or the person who regularly undertakes key tasks. Association of Chairs provides a framework to help you work together so that you and your board get the information you need.
A Chair’s Compass – a guide for Chairs of charities and non-profit organisations focuses entirely on the Chair’s perspective and the particular challenges and opportunities of the role. Whether you are a new Chair, or highly experienced, this guide provokes both thought and action.