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Do As the Board Says: Your Association’s Committees

Posted in Committees, Governance

Your association’s committees exist for one reason: To assist the Board of Directors in the conduct of their work. If your association has a committee that is not doing this then you have a committee that is thwarting the work of the association. Associations are governed by their Board of..
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Be Sharp: Clarity Between Policies and Procedures

Posted in Governance

A consistent and regular review of association policies and procedures makes for a well-run organization. But before diving into this much-needed effort, the first step should be to clearly define the difference between a policy and a procedure. And in clearly defining the difference between a policy and a procedure,..
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Great Association Policies: 5 Questions to Ask

Posted in Governance

Associations tend to create a lot of policies… internal policies on the management of the association and external policies on issues facing the members of the association. One reason for the excess of policies is badly conceived policies. Policies are often slapped together in haste, run through the grinder of..
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