Board Meetings

MacLeod: The Model Board Package

Today’s post of the day is from Mark MacLeod (Real Ventures) titled The Model Board Package. Mark shares my intense frustration with the structure of most board meetings and offers up some great suggestions along with a solid template for a board presentation. As some of you may know, I’m working on a book on Startup…

How to Run a Great Board Meeting

Today, the great post is by my partner Brad.  He has a great post on how to run a great board meeting.  Should be required reading in my opinion.

The One Page Board Summary

Will Herman has an excellent post up describing At A Glance Financial Information that should be in every board package.  As a special bonus, Will included a link to a Google spreadsheet example.

Concluding Thoughts about Good Board Packages

Chris concludes our series on board packages.  Chris, take it away… Now that I’ve given you an outline to what I think makes a good board package, I’m going to exercise my VC prerogative 🙂 and immediately caveat that advice. In my mind, the trick to effective board packages is less about the outline of the…

Board Package Series – Business Reporting

In our continuing series of creating effective board packages, we now turn to business reporting.  Chris, you have the floor… This is the stuff that most CEOs think of when they think of board reporting packages—financials, departmental overviews, etc. And this stuff is indeed a core component of any good board package, because the more…

Board Package Series – Board Administrative Issues

In our next posting in the Board Package Series, Chris tackles what he deems (and I agree) as the least interesting board material that finds its way into the package:  Board Administrative Issues. There’s no getting around it—there’s always going to be administrivia that a board of directors has to deal with, so your goal…

How to Create A Good Board Package

Our partner Chris begins our series with an overview, below.  Editorial comments are also included. One of the distinctions that is critical to understand in order to have effective board meetings is that a board meeting isn’t simply a “live” version of the company’s board reporting package. (And conversely, a board package isn’t simply a…

Creating a Good Board Package Series

As Brad and I have written over time about how to run an effective board meeting, we’ve received one question many times from many of you:  How does one create a good board package to accompany the meeting? As with our posts on term sheets, 409A and letters of intent, we thought this subject matter…