October 2, 2014
Does the association pay for Board travel?
Who chairs the association’s Board nominating committee?
What happens to his or her seat if a Board member steps down in the middle of his or her term?
These questions and many more can come up throughout the course of a year, but aren’t referenced in your association bylaws. Avoid any doubt by memorializing these types of procedures in a policy manual. Develop the manual with a few Board members with institutional knowledge of these types of issues, and make it available to all Board members to reference. No need to memorize, just have the book on hand for when a question arises.
Topics to include:
- Election Policies
- Nomination Procedures
- Board Vacancy Policies
- Meeting Attendance Policies
- Board Travel Policies
- Board Public Speaking Policies