What to Include on Your Board Meeting Agenda

An agenda for board meetings is the document that details what will be discussed, voted on and adopted at the next meeting. In order to create an effective agenda for a board meeting, you must be aware of your organization’s requirements and the preferences of all its members. It’s a document that must be made collaboratively to ensure the highest quality of information, engagement and effectiveness.

The board secretary should read the minutes of the meeting prior to calling the meeting to order. This informs everyone of where they stand with regards to the earlier decisions and discussions. It also enables them to dive into new topics more quickly.

This section of the agenda will contain important updates from the most important players in the room on a vast range of topics. Based on the structure of your business, this section may include reports by the executive director, the finance director, or the committee on program. Board members may also ask questions regarding these presentations or any other news that is relevant to the topic.

This is the final place where your board can schedule time to discuss any new issues or concerns they would like to bring up. This is a great opportunity to make special announcements, send congratulations messages or shout-outs. The facilitator of your meeting will announce the date for the next meeting.