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© Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC.

Vast majority of content in this topic applies to for-profits and nonprofits. This book also covers this topic.
Developing, Operating and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board - Book Cover

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Overviews and Improvements
Rules of Order
Various Perspectives

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Library's Boards of Directors Blog
Library's Nonprofit Capacity Building Blog

Overviews and Improvements

What are Board Meetings?
Ten Quick Ways to Improve Board Meetings | CompassPoint
Lessons in Lifemanship - Chapter 37: Improving Boards and Board Meetings
Ten Ideas for Improving Your Board Meetings
Making the Most of Time Together | CompassPoint
How Boards Can Have Better Conversations
Guidelines to Conducting Effective Meetings
Questions Nonprofit Board Members Should Always Ask (especially in meetings)
Effective Board Meetings | Boards of Directors

Rules of Order

many resources about rules of order
Wikipedia's Robert's Rules of Order Web Site
Robert's Rules of Order Online - Parliamentary Procedure and Parliamentarians

Various Perspectives

Chairing a Board Meeting
Better Practices - Staff at Board Meetings (nonprofit?)
Where Should the Board Chair, the ED, the Staff Sit? | Blue Avocado
Practical Tips for Presenting to the Board | Boards of Directors
What to Do When You Really, Really Disagree with a Board Decision | CompassPoint
Dangerous ideas made safe (importance to have open discussions)
Managing Conflict: A Guide for Volunteer Boards
Policy Name: Conflict and Complaint Resolution
Ten Questions that Could Improve Your Board Meetings | The Non-Profit Toolbox
Better Board Meetings: No snoring allowed

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