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BoardTalk, 18 July 2013

What drives membership, impact on mission, and policy making.


Drivers for membership

What will drive membership in five years? The market is accelerating away from traditional models of membership. The issue is high on the agenda of many sector boards. Britain's National Council for Voluntary Organisations has published a good discussion piece on the issue.

Adding just one alternative makes successful strategic decision making six times more likely

A McKinsey article discussing decision making, with some good key principles in the middle of the piece.

Not everything we do is making a positive impact on the mission

A matrix-based approach from US strategy consultant Steve Zimmerman that looks at products and services on a matrix of mission impact and profitability. Part One and Part Two.

Policy making: does your board put the cart before the horse?

What does it actually mean to govern in a policy environment? A good article from the recent Boardworks periodical Governance policy.


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