Founding Boards & Conflict of Interest

Hildy Gottlieb

Conflict of interest is a critical matter for any board, but it is particularly an issue among founding boards. After all, those boards are usually filled with people who are close to the founder – and when that happens, all sorts of potential for conflict arises. As we build the board at Creating the Future, we aren’t inclined to invite friends and family as is so common to founding boards. Status of Board Recruitment at Creating the Future.

The ‘Sisterhood’ Goes Missing at Board Level

Governance in a Networked World

Board diversity has been a hot topic in the corporate world for some time now. Diversity is commonly interpreted as ‘more women on company boards’. It has been found that companies with ‘women on board’ actually outperform those that don’t.

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Polycom UC Board - Polycom with eBeam Inside

Michael Sampson - Currents

Polycom released the Polycom UC Board , a Polycom-branded version of the eBeam whiteboard add-on: " Polycom, Inc.,

Giving Boards What They Need to Lead

Hildy Gottlieb

What does a board need in order to lead? No, I’m not talking about what boards are supposed to DO. What do board members need in order to BE leaders? This is not just an academic question for us, as we are right now in the process of building Creating the Future’s founding board. And so I wanted to share something I created for our board, to help them lead. Not surprisingly, CEOs don’t always take the time to explain all that complexity to the board.

What Boards Need – Stuff I’m Thinking About…

Hildy Gottlieb

What if boards don’t need training? What if board members already know what they need to know, and just need to be reminded of that? What if “what boards need”. What if “what boards need”. What if “what boards need”. And what if what boards DON’T know -.

One Tip – and Only One – for Fixing Dysfunctional Boards

Hildy Gottlieb

And while this could be said about the issues our communities face (poverty, illiteracy, crime), nothing makes me as crazy as the amount of symptoms-centered blame that is leveled at boards. Dysfunctional Boards. Broken boards. Boards Behaving Badly.

What Do You Wish Your Board Would Learn?

Hildy Gottlieb

Board education in digestible chunks. 20-30 minute audio classes for listening in your car or with your board. If you could get your board to spend 1/2 hour talking about any education topics at all, what would those topics be?

Recruiting OUR Board!

Hildy Gottlieb

It’s time for us to do one of the most exciting things I can think of – recruit the founding board for Creating the Future! In our experience, board recruitment often starts with brainstorming a list of names.

DIY Wall Board for Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

Due to odd sizes of the 4 foam core boards, I cut them to fit a 4×8 piece of paper and taped it together with white duct tape. I clip paper to the edges of the board rather than using tape which is great and keeps the paper looking nice. To date, I have leaned the board against the wall on top of a table and stretched across to write or use it simply to tell a story via a pre-drawn mind map or something.

Boards - No Wonder!

Hildy Gottlieb

The other day, I got this tip from a group that specializes in boards and governance. (I’ve Addressing noncompliant board members can be a challenge. It is difficult to reprimand veteran board members or ask them to step down. We recommend that boards put certain practices into place to help you prevent and address noncompliance with board policies. All nonprofits should institute term limits to facilitate board renewal.

Giving Boards Time to Think

Hildy Gottlieb

Nowhere is this more evident than in the board rooms of Community Benefit Organizations. Last week alone I was coaching two different board chairs who were concerned that their boards did not want to discuss “vision.” So where can a board even start?

The New Workstyle - A Conference Board White Paper

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today I was reviewing my notes for a client project, and saw again the following table from a white paper from The Conference Board in 2000, called Beyond Knowledge Management: New Ways to Work and Learn (it's on page 48 of the PDF): My Comments.

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Learning, community values and my skills – this is what I can bring to The Kootenay Coop Board

Michelle Laurie

I am running for the board of the Kootenay Co-op and would love to have your vote. As a board member I will strive to continue and build on these shared values and continue to provide sustainable options for consumers.

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Board Gender Quotas? Why Wait?

Governance in a Networked World

In Australia the implementation of a board quota system could be compared with the republican debate i.e. unlikely to be resolved quickly. We explored the Board subcommittee representation for gender balance and the story is similar, if not even more discouraging.

The Lies People Tell on Your Online Community (Reflections on “I Was Teenage Hockey Message Board Jailbait”)

Managing Communities

photo credit: Skley People tell lies on your online community. They tell lies to get around your policies. They tell white lies that probably don’t hurt anyone. And then they tell lies that can. Katie Baker, a contributor over at Gawker Media sports blog Deadspin, recently penned a fascinating piece on her experience using hockey-themed [.]. Managing the Community

Invision Power Services :: Community :: Board :: Home

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Is Here As the very core of our Community Suite package, weve made sure that IP.Board is an outstanding bulletin board system. The result of over seven years experience in developing bulletin board software, IP.Board brings powerful and practical features while remaining intuitive and flexible - and its now blazing fast too. Better performance Weve tweaked IP.Board to the hilt to make it one of the best performing yet most feature-packed bulletin board systems available today.

Inspiring Boards

Hildy Gottlieb

Just as I finished yesterday’s post on the power of inspiring boards (vs. If it is true for the janitors in the video, it is just as true for board members who join Community Benefit boards out of inspiration in the first place! Is your board using a Consent Agenda ?

Lean manufacturing boards

Governance in a Networked World

I had the opportunity to sit in on some "Lean Board" meetings where staff gather at the begining of the day to review their Lean KPIs. I can see the perfect fit now for our Partnership Scorecard and Lean under the 'teamwork' principles part of the Lean board I'm currently up in the Pilbara area of Western Australia working with a mining company on some netwrk analysis and partnership scorecard projects.

Are Board Turnover Rates Limiting Diversity Opportunities and Growth?

Governance in a Networked World

Let’s face it, sought after board positions on publicly listed companies are not advertised in the newspaper. So with this in mind, who is managing the appropriate level of board renewal? What is an appropriate level of renewal for company boards?

Open source board game

Net-Map Toolbox

I’m still searching for a board game producer who can mass produce Net-Map boxes at the price and quality that makes sense. Today I found bluepanther , who look interesting and from their website I landed in a different universe that was unknown to me before: The world of Piecepack. “Flexible. Portable. Affordable. Public domain. The piecepack is a set of boardgame parts that can be used to design and play a wide variety of games.

Conflict of Interest & Transparency

Hildy Gottlieb

But it is not illegal for board members to have conflicts of interest. Boards / Governance Transparency / Open Source board of directors conflict of interest nonprofit boards nonprofit governance

Community Guy Job Board Relaunch

Community Guy

In addition to the crazy flurry of activity related to AEV 2.0 , I’ve been working away on relaunching the Community Guy Job Board. Head over to the Community Guy Job Board and see what great new opportunities exist! You may have wondered why my blogging has been relatively quiet lately, and I’m pleased as punch to be able to share why. The new site is a vastly improved experience that will hopefully make it far easier to seek jobs and find candidates.

Executive Committee? No thank you.

Hildy Gottlieb

Last week at Creating the Future, something happened that couldn’t wait till the board’s next meeting. So we did what boards do when stuff happens. These days, Executive Committees tend to be highly engaged places where the good stuff of being a board takes place.

Board Orientation Do’s and Don’ts

Hildy Gottlieb

I was thumbing through our Board Recruitment & Orientation workbook this weekend, looking for a particular form. (I Board Orientation Do’s and Don’ts. Do have board members themselves determine what new board members need know, with input from the CEO.

3 Questions to Create Visionary Boards

Hildy Gottlieb

So what will it take for your board to become the visionary leaders of your organization? Boards are taught how to handle their legal obligations, but that sure isn’t leadership. So how can you transform your board to be such a catalyst? What matters most to our board?

No Time to Think

Hildy Gottlieb

And the staffs and boards of organizations? This “no time to think” and certainly the pressure to “do” vs. “explore” is most evident in board rooms of Community Benefit Organizations. At every board meeting. And boards are better off because of it!

Is That Really Governance?

Hildy Gottlieb

Board Size. Or is it instead a 32 chapter list describing the mechanical functions of being a board? When will they acknowledge that replacing high-level, engaged leadership with a risk management checklist has done nothing but create disengaged, micromanaging, dysfunctional, scared, bored boards? We can govern by spending time at the board table discussing the community conditions we intend to change. Imagine board meetings where that is how your board governs.

Making Real Friends: The Heart of Community Engagement

Hildy Gottlieb

Community Engagement Diaper Bank Tools to Use Now Boards and fundraising friendraising FundraisingThis week marks the 1 year anniversary of the fully revised version of my book, FriendRaising. To honor that event, I’ll be sharing stories from the book all this week.

Joyful, Spirit-Filled, Vision-Focused Touchy-Feely Mumbo Jumbo

Hildy Gottlieb

In The Pollyanna Principles , I note that if you want to get a “sophisticated board” like a hospital or university board to act like 9 year old boys being told they have to dance with girls, tell them it’s time to talk about vision and values.

What is the Diversification ‘Sweet Spot’? We have an Answer.15%

Governance in a Networked World

The cry for diversification Boards is loud and clear. How can Boards identify the ‘right’ balance to optimise financial performance? It is these directors that have the potential to provide the diversity of thought and experience as garnered from their other board memberships.

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What makes a good community? " The Diving Board

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The GroupSwim Diving Board Thoughts on Collaboration, Enterprise 2.0, and SaaS « What is a community? First in a never ending series) Mikebook » What makes a good community? By Tom “Excuse me, Tom, What does make a community good?&# People ask me this just all the time. I love it when I’m asked questions that I can answer with great confidence and bravado. Here it is: “It’s the people, stupid”.

Microsoft Whiteboard – Preview Now Available

Michael Sampson - Currents

Using your fingers, you can swipe to different sections of your board, turn the virtual ruler to the angle you want, and drag and drop images to create a photo stack. Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Whiteboard , an app for freeform drawing on Windows 10 devices.

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Don’t Allow Your Community to Become a Complaint Board for Someone Else’s Forums

Managing Communities

Your community should have it’s own mission. Why do you exist? Who are you? Who are you for? What do you want to be? Those are the things you and your community should be focused on. Unfortunately, what can happen sometimes is that your community is used to talk about another community in a negative way. [.].

CEOs Don’t Understand Social Media The Australian

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There is no doubt PR professionals do a great job of training their CEOs to speak to business, to shareholders, to board members – but they do a lousy job of preparing the boss for social media.

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The Sequestering Approach and Personal Kanban

Evolving Web

On the white board you can list these in a sequestered box, simply checking them off when complete. Why bother having the sequestered elements on your board at all? This is the 9th post in Jim Benson’s Personal Kanban series. Personal tasks are often repetitive or open-ended.

SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box v2 – from Clearbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

To top it off, we have comparison tables across the board to help you identify options to match your requirements, budget and location. Sam and his team at Clearbox Consulting have published another great report: the 2016 update of their SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box report: Our comprehensive guide to turn-key SharePoint solutions will accelerate your purchasing decision and ensure you make the right choice.

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One Key to a Vibrant Collaboration Site " The GroupSwim Diving Board

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The GroupSwim Diving Board Thoughts on Collaboration, Enterprise 2.0, and SaaS « Bike Commuting Is Really An Option OK, I’ll Bite » One Key to a Vibrant Collaboration Site By Jason One of the advantages of my position at GroupSwim is I get to see lots of customers and their sites. It affords me the opportunity to observe what works and what doesn’t work.

There’s training, and then there’s Creative Facilitation training!

Viv Mcwaters

We use what game designers know about designing board games that rock to apply to designing group activities, especially for difficult or complex topics.

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How do you define community (version 2242 in a never ending series)? " The Diving Board

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The GroupSwim Diving Board Thoughts on Collaboration, Enterprise 2.0, and SaaS « MTB Guru The Enterprise and Web 2.0 » How do you define community (version 2242 in a never ending series)? By Tom Here I go again. I am going to keep asking the question until I figure out what it really means. I had the pleasure of attending the first Community 2.0 conference 2 weeks ago. There were many outstanding conversations over the course of the 3 to 4 days I was in attendance.

Why any collaboration strategy must include email " The Diving Board

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The GroupSwim Diving Board Thoughts on Collaboration, Enterprise 2.0, and SaaS « Check out our mention on GigaOm Quantifying an online community » Why any collaboration strategy must include email By Jason There are many tools and strategies out in the world focused on collaboration. Many are web based and many are document based. The fact is that both are necessary for a holistic collaboration strategy.