Six ways to keep your trustees on board

8.9.2015

Managing a board well can be difficult, but keeping members engaged is essential if an organisation is to succeed.

In any organisation, be it a charity, social enterprise, social business or housing association, the effectiveness of the board doesn’t just depend on who is sitting round the table, but also how engaged they are. If a board is disinterested it can’t provide the financial and strategic scrutiny needed.

So whether you are someone who regularly deals with a board, a chair, board member, or a prospective trustee, here are some tips to keep trustees fully involve:

  1. Tell them how they’re doing
  2. Introduce the board to those the charity works with
  3. Explain the benefits
  4. You’ll only get real results from a well-chaired board
  5. Don’t waste their time with badly planned meetings
  6. Take advantage of their expert knowledge, but don’t ignore their broader views

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Source: The Guardian

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