BoardSource has developed a FAQ for Board Chair and Executive Director Communications. Some of the key takeaways are:
- Agree in advance on frequency and types of communications
- Try and meet in person once a month. I have found there is nothing like fact to face meetings to build relationships.
- Have an agenda for each meeting. This is a great discipline to develop, even if its short.
- Be flexible, and increase or decrease frequency as the business need dictate.