How many people sit on your board of directors? It probably feels like double or triple that number when scheduling a board meeting. The herculean task of wrestling emails, phone calls, and IMs to find a time that works for everyone is, somehow, both a marathon and a sprint.
Scheduler, part of Boardable’s Meetings suite of board management tools, frees you from the tangled back-and-forth between you and board members. You get back to focusing on your nonprofit mission, and your board stays on focused on governance.
Reclaim time lost to email
If you spend more than 2-3 hours per week managing board emails, then you’re probably ready to invest in board management software. In her article about email’s “burdensome time-suck,” Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey cites data from Adobe showing that white-collar workers average 4.1 hours per day checking email. That breaks down to:
- More than 20 hours per week.
- More than 1,000 hours per year.
- More than 47,000 hours over a career.
Nonprofits likely spend more time, what with smaller staffs, continual wrangling of boards and committees, and ongoing outreach.
Eliminate the back-and-forth
Scheduler helps you get ahead of scheduling conflicts so you can stop sifting through your inbox. When setting up a new meeting, you can pitch as many times as you’d like, funneling responses to one place. This not only simplifies scheduling for your, but also respects your board members' time.
Furthermore, you can target the meeting list in seconds thanks to drop-down lists. Propose times to the entire board, designated groups such as committees or your advisory board, or select members.
Anticipate your board’s needs
It takes more than finding the right meeting times to cultivate an active, invested board. Members also need the right resources so they walk in ready to contribute.
That’s why we made it easy to pivot to other tools in the Meetings suite after proposing times through Scheduler. Engage your board further by:
- Adding a detailed meeting agenda.
- Uploading documents for review.
- Polling board members.
Improve transparency and accountability
Every part of Boardable is designed to enhance board engagement. Scheduler does so in two ways. First, it shows you all board members who have responded to the proposed meeting times.
Second, it shows board members each other’s RSVPs and attendance, fostering a greater sense of team and minimizing the chances of board tensions developing.