There are many ways to lose talented, knowledgeable and caring volunteer officers from the board of community associations:
Don't protect them from personal liability for the decisions they make by foregoing directors and officers liability insurance.
Don't advise them on the proper ways of conducting association business so that meetings drag on for hours and they unknowingly place themselves at risk.
Don't come to decisions thus creating second and third meetings on the same subject.
In today's litigious society, most volunteers are savvy enough to refuse to serve on a board without the personal protection of liability insurance. Many know that board members can be held liable for the decisions they make. With this in mind, I would like to offer the following tips on running regular board meetings: