What to Include on Your Board Meeting Agenda

The agenda for a board meeting is a document that sets out the topics to be discussed, decided on and ratified during your next meeting. In order to create an effective agenda for a board meeting you must know your organization’s requirements as well as the preferences of the members. The agenda should be created in collaboration with the goal of ensuring the highest quality of information, engagement, and effectiveness.

At the top of your agenda for your board meeting should be a clear call to order, followed by the secretary of the board reading the minutes from the last meeting. This informs everyone of where they stand with regards to previous decisions and discussions and will allow them to get into new topics more quickly.

This section of the agenda for your board meeting is where the big names in the room share important updates on a range of subjects. Depending on the company structure it could include reports from the executive director, finance director or from the program committee. Board members are also able to ask questions regarding these reports or any other relevant news.

Finally, this is where your board can take time for any important business initiative or issues they’d like to discuss. This is the perfect time to make special announcements, send congratulations messages or shout outs. After that, your meeting facilitator formally ends the meeting and announces the date for the next meeting.


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