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Policy Governance: Re-energize Your Board

Posted Nov 26, 2021 03:04 PM
Boards serve the vital role of guiding your organization’s mission, direction, and path to success. What can help the board do that work efficiently and effectively is if they have clearly defined roles and duties and have a very functional relationship with the executive.

Policy Governance provides a framework that can improve board satisfaction and effectiveness! This approach helps your board provide oversight while empowering the executive to make day-to-day management decisions.

501 Commons uses Policy Governance, as well as other nonprofits such as Food Lifeline, Page Ahead, 4Culture, ArtsEd Washington, PCC Community Markets, Community Day School Association, ArtsWest, Seattle Tilth, most local school districts, and many others.

If your board is looking for such stability and clarity as we enter into 2022, please encourage your executive director and board members to attend our upcoming informative online seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (PST) via Zoom. The cost to attend is $45 or $25 if your annual budget is under $1 million.

Nancy Long (501 Commons executive director) will deliver a crash course in the basics of Policy Governance and map out how this can help streamline your board’s leadership capabilities. If your board already uses PG, we encourage you to invite new board members or staff members so they have a better understanding of the approach.