Policy Templates for Startups
At last! A clear, comprehensive set of board policies designed specifically for startup co-ops. Created by CDS Consulting Co-op as part of their CBLD (Co-op Board Leadership Development) program, this document includes suggested board agreements and policies for each stage of organizing, along with committee charters.
Policy Governance Source Document
A description of how Carver Policy Governance is structured.
Golden Rule Guide to the Rules
Robert's Rules of Order primer and clarifier.
Effective and Accountable Organizing Teams
Slides and handouts from a workshop on improving your board or steering team's effectiveness and productivity--by Art Sherwood of CDS Consulting Co-op.
Effective Boards and Teams: Structure and Accountability - By: Ben Sandel and Michael Healy, CDS Consulting Co-op
Effective Boards and Teams II: Teamwork, Process, and Decision-Making - By: Ben Sandel, Michael Healy, Art Sherwood, CDS Consulting Co-op
Building a Strong Base: Group Process and LeadershipBy: Ben Sandel & Marilyn Scholl, CDS Consulting Co-op
Shifting Gears to Governance By: Ben Sandel & Marilyn Scholl, CDS Consulting Co-op
Strategic Leadership By: Art Sherwood