The Floricane team facilitated a relatively new nonprofit board through a day of organizing and planning earlier this summer. The group ended its day with a laundry list of homework – new committee structures, policies to be written, tracking down new board candidates.
At the invitation of the organization’s executive director, I dropped into their latest board meeting to check in and see how things were going.
Each of the committees had made real, tangible progress. The board came to the table ready to act, voting on committee recommendations. There was a clear agenda. Meeting materials were well organized. The meeting ended on time.
Color me impressed.
There is nothing particularly magical about what this organization has done – unless you count a tenacious executive director, a committed board and a new staff member who pays attention and gets things done.
All of which, when you come to think about it, is pretty magical.