Financial Literacy for Boards by Brian Traquair, MAS VC

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What’s worse than sitting in a meeting and not understanding the presenter? When it’s numbers, that’s when! Board members come from all walks of life, with quite varying backgrounds and talents. This is great news for the many ways that directors can contribute, but a challenge in one particular area: financials. All Board members have […]

How is your board

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How’s the Relationship between the Board and the CEO/ED? The relationship between a non-profit organization’s Board of Directors and its CEO/ED is one of the key elements of effective governance. That relationship, however, is often the source of tension for both parties. Indeed, at times the relationship can become quite fraught and dysfunctional, which reduces […]

The Rogue, the Self-Interested and the Wise Elder – Governance tips

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As a MAS consultant I assist Directors with understanding their Roles and Responsibilities in governing their respective organizations.  There has to be a solid governance infrastructure in place for the organization to meet its public obligations for accountability and transparency. So the governance infrastructure is in place.  What now?  Just like we have a network […]

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