The COVID-19 pandemic has made the lives of all executive directors far more difficult. It is not uncommon for EDs to feel lonely and isolated in their position, and for many, the current atmosphere has made those feelings even worse. But this is why having a good relationship with your board is so vital. With that in mind, here are eight things to keep in mind as you engage with your board during this crisis.

  1.  Stay connected to your chair
  2. Don't go it alone
  3. Maintain important committee functions
  4. Document your board and committee actions and decisions
  5. Follow bylaws
  6. Embrace all THREE governance modes
  7. Employ board members' connections in advocacy and philanthropy
  8. Find alternative ways to engage members

Read more about engaging your board during COVID-19 by Gigi Woodruff at BoardSource.