Why Use Parliamentary Procedure

Parliamentary procedure should not be seen as an obligation -- it should be seen as a toolkit that empowers your organization to achieve more. Your parliamentary authority holds a series of procedural safeguards that protects membership rights, which in turn enables members to feel like they can make productive contributions to the organization. Having a … Continue reading Why Use Parliamentary Procedure

Debunking Myths on Parliamentary Procedure #1-3

Parliamentary procedure is one of the most useful subjects for organizations and members. It deals with leadership, communication, meeting management, and so much more. However, because parliamentary procedure is often self-learned and limited in official coursework, there are often many “myths” in this subject. It is important to note that these misconceptions can cause errors … Continue reading Debunking Myths on Parliamentary Procedure #1-3

Using Parliamentary Procedure Efficiently in Board Meetings

Disclaimer: The following article is written based on the parliamentary authority Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised and is not intended as legal advice. Parliamentary authorities may differ slightly in board meeting procedures and processing of motions.  One of the biggest misconceptions about Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised is the belief that nonprofit boards … Continue reading Using Parliamentary Procedure Efficiently in Board Meetings

Parliamentary Procedure 101 Guide

The Parliamentary Procedure 101 Guide is now released! You can access it here or through the Resources page. The guide (available in .pptx) features the following topics: What is Parliamentary Procedure? Parliamentary Procedure Fundamental Principles Why do we use Parliamentary Procedure? When and How Do You Use Parliamentary Procedure? Motions 101: Steps in Processing a Motion … Continue reading Parliamentary Procedure 101 Guide