Articles from Bob Harris, CAE of the Non-Profit Center

Bob Harris, CAE Files

Adjourning on Time: Promise or Pressure?

Updated on 12 April 2021

  • Is the promised of ending on-time too much pressure?

Analysis Paralysis

Updated on 28 June 2021

  • Have you sat in a meeting knowing a decision had to be made while you watched the clock tick? So many ideas and objections are presented that the likelihood of reaching consensus dwindles.

Association Essential Documents - Bob Harris

Updated on 25 January 2016

  • The core documents to maintain a nonprofit organization. Be sure to rely on legal and accounting professionals for help.

Board Orientation Workbook 2021

Updated on 05 January 2021

  • Comprehensive board of directors' governance manual

Boardroom Courtesy

Updated on 07 July 2016

  • To avoid a boardroom meltdown - Bob Harris, CAE

Build a Board Development Committee

Updated on 28 June 2021

  • Nearly every organization has a nominating committee. Its task is to prepare a slate of candidates for an election.

Chamber Leadership: Roles, Relations, Roadmap

Updated on 12 April 2021

  • Better Boards, Committees, Risk Awareness and Stragtegic Planning

Committees can Make or Break a Chamber Chair

Updated on 25 January 2016

  • The incoming chamber chair ponders an installation speech to begin his or her term of office. Concurrently it is important to be strategic about managing committees.

Demonstrate Strength in Uncertain Times

Updated on 23 March 2020

  • Now is the time to demonstrate strength, leadership and strategy. Members expect to hear confidence and solutions from their association. Associations have always been resilient, during wars, recessions and crisis. Boards and staff should portray a positi

Disappointing the Executive Director

Updated on 27 February 2018

  • Governance responsbilities between the executive and board

Execution after the Planning Retreat

Updated on 12 April 2021

  • Whose responsibility is it to execute the plan?

Good Governance Gospel

Updated on 19 March 2018

  • 12 Pinciples of Good Governance

Guide to Better Governance - 2018

Updated on 21 February 2018

  • This guide offers smart practices and takes governance from good to great

Hierarchy of Governing Documents - Bob Harris

Updated on 25 January 2016

  • A guide to the origin, purpose and application of seven governing documents for exempt organizations in the USA; listed in order of hierarchy.

I am an Association Executive

Updated on 01 May 2017

  • What it takes to be an Association Executive
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