4 Ways to Screw Up a Vote

Taking a vote seems easy enough. Just use the magic words, “All those in favor” . . . right? Technically, yes, but there’s more to it than that. And I...

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How to Take Minutes in 4 Easy Steps

If you’ve been tasked with taking minutes, the parliamentarian says to take heart. Here’s a four-step guide (with a bonus tip) to streamline your job. Step 1: Start with the...

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10 Common Questions About Minutes

Among the parliamentary procedure and Robert’s Rules questions that I’m asked, a surprising number of them relate to minutes. Today’s post is a Q&A that covers the questions I’m asked...

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A Quick Guide to Ex-Officio Members

“Ex officio” is one of those governance terms that people use on the regular, assuming they and everyone else knows what it means. But I’ve learned that, more often than...

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