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The Most Common Board Questions

Written by Bob Harris, CAE

Most Common Board Questions

The three most common questions about boards of directors. Often they are asked by executive directors who want their boards to perform at a higher level with improved outcomes.

• What size should the board be?

•How often should the board meet?

• What about ex-officio members of the board?

• How do help the board chair improve skills?

Use these articles to serve as an “outside “authority” to answer the questions and start a conversation with the volunteer leaders.

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