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Preparing Minutes of Board Meetings Is Usually More Art Than Science

Preparing Minutes of Board Meetings Is Usually More Art Than Science

Preparing Minutes of Board Meetings Is Usually More Art Than Science

Minutes document formal Board actions and provide collective journal of corporate history

Minutes of nonprofit Board meetings can vary widely in format, and in the level of detail they capture. In some regards, this is fine; there is no one correct style. Each Board should adopt a style of record-keeping that suits its own particular needs.

However, minutes serve several vital managerial and legal functions. It’s important to understand those functions, in order to understand the types of material that should be recorded.
Minutes are a Board’s collective journal. They provide all members of the Board, including brand new ones, with a common baseline of information about what the Board has...

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