A successful board meeting is dependent on a variety of elements. These include an educated, effective and uncomplicated team. But organising and managing board meetings can be a difficult task that can eat up many hours. Even directors who work at home, tasks such as scheduling convenient dates for board meetings and distributing materials to the board members can be a hassle.
Fortunately, there are digital tools available to simplify these difficult tasks. Many of them are free. Board management software is an essential tool that can help you coordinate and facilitate productive board meetings. These software tools make it easier of preparing and taking part in board meeting by streamlining collaboration, recording, and dispersing board materials.
While the majority of these digital tools are centered on collaborative whiteboards and other features, some of them have more advanced capabilities. For instance, Mural and Miro are popular online whiteboards that can be used for one-on-one sessions as well as large group workshops and conferences. Both offer a range of workshops and meeting templates to help in the planning, design and ideation.
Stormboard is a collaborative whiteboard which provides a specialized solution to brainstorming and planning. Utilizing a sticky note-style interface users can place notes and index cards that contain text images, videos, or links into different sections of the Stormboard canvas. Stormboard integrates with many other applications, and offers options like a text chat, voting system, and assignments. The tool is available on both Apple and Android devices.