The agenda for a board meeting is the document that details the topics to be discussed, voted on and approved at the following meeting. To design an effective agenda for a board meeting, you must know your organization’s requirements and the preferences of the members. It’s a document that should be developed in collaboration to ensure the highest level of information, participation and effectiveness.

The top of your agenda for board meetings should be a clear and concise call to order and then the board secretary reading the minutes from the last meeting. This will let everyone know what their position is in relation to previous decisions and discussions and enables them to be able to jump into new topics faster.

This section of your board meeting agenda is where the biggest people in the room provide important updates on a range of topics. Based on the structure of your business the agenda may include reports from the executive director, finance director, or even the program committee. The board members can ask questions that arise from these reports or other relevant news.

This is the last place where your board can set aside time to discuss any new business or issues they want to discuss. This is also a great spot for special announcements and congratulations messages, as well as shout-outs. Your facilitator at the meeting will announce the date for the next meeting.

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