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Madeleine McGee on Together SC's Board Leading by Example

Posted By Madeleine McGee, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Hello Allies,
 
I have to crow - just a little.

Last week, your Together SC Board kicked off its new fiscal year with an inaugural board meeting that was all about impact and “leading by example.”  We started by welcoming five new Board Members, all of whom attended (by phone or in person) an hour and a half long orientation led by our Board chair.  We’re a big believer in board member led orientation so I'm sharing our Orientation Agenda.
 
I know it’s just a piece of paper, but written member agreements adopted by the Board and signed by each member each year are an easy first step toward effective governance. Together SC’s Governance Committee and staff recently rewrote our agreement incorporating ideas from last year’s Board Leadership Summit. The Board’s first order of business was to review and adopt this new Board Member Agreement.  I would love to hear what you think.

While lots more was done, I want to personally thank the Board, and especially our Board Chair, Forrest Alton, for their thorough attention to my performance review.  It’s always helpful to know where you stand with the board and that you are all on the same page.  A quick reminder that evaluating the executive director is a Board responsibility as laid out in our Guiding Principles and Best Practices. And the first step MUST be adopting a written policy on how the review is to be done. Here’s our policy for evaluating the president. 

If your board hasn’t reviewed your organization's executive, we’re glad to help you get started.
 
Your Ally for Good

 

 
Madeleine McGee, President Together SC

Tags:  Board Governance  Board Member Agreement  Board of Directors  Board Orientation  Governance  performance reviews 

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