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Best Practices for Boards and Working Groups

Posted by Andy Freed on 2/4/16 6:00 AM

Sometimes you can find information for best practices for Boards and working groups in the most unusual of places.

A recent article in a scientific journal entitled “Why too much evidence can be a bad thing” talks about how sometimes too much evidence can be a bad thing. In fact, as the article states, in ancient Jewish law, if a person was found unanimously found guilty by all judges, then the suspect was acquitted. The reason being that the judges felt if no one saw a flaw in the case, it was unlikely to be true.

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Topics: Working Groups, Board, BOD, Technical Working Groups

Old soldiers never die, they just fade away. So goes the adage.

Posted by Andy Freed on 4/2/14 2:00 AM

Well, for many Board members, “fading away” means unceremoniously dropping them off the Board. That’s why former Board members are often a trouble spot for organizations—someone goes from being “in the know” to “out in the cold.” The result: a one time key member—and often still influential one—becomes disenfranchised.

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Topics: Operations, Starting an Association, Organizational Development, Management, Board of Directors, Membership, Leadership, Association, BOD

What You Should Know Before Starting a Standards or Trade Association

Posted by Andy Freed on 10/13/11 6:25 AM

Starting a new industry association or consortium is a complex endeavor, especially in the critical first few months. If you are starting ‒ or planning on starting ‒ one of these types of organizations, this webinar replay will provide you with advice on how to get your group successfully off the ground and drive it forward.

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Topics: Starting an Association, Webinar, Founding Members, Budgeting, BOD

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