Our mission at Brown Dog Consulting is to help the boards of the world solve their problems and operate at the highest level possible using Policy Governance. This resource page covers many topics on issues that are important to your board and staff. If you’d like your board to benefit from using a complete system, check out our online learning program and click here to schedule a 15-minute phone conversation.
- Dear Board Member: It’s Not About You, It’s About We
- Accountability vs Responsibility: What’s the Difference?
- We’re Using Policy Governance and We Have a Treasurer. Help!
- Boards Can Be Accountable to Owners – Without Being Jerks to Everyone Else
- The Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for All Boards of Directors
- Five Key Conversations Every Board Should Have (free download)
- Suffering Board Approval Syndrome?
- What Does Your Board Policy Manual Say?
- Servant Leadership and Policy Governance
- How to Create an Ends Monitoring Report
- How to Assess the CEO’s Ends and Executive Limitations Monitoring Reports
- How to Write a Monitoring Report
- Monitoring Executive Performance
- Board Self-Evaluation FAQ (free download)
- Top Ten Tips for Effective Board Meetings
- Meeting Helpers: How to Interject … Without Interrupting
- Is Your Board Trying to Think, But Nothing Happens?
- Top Five Signs Your Board of Directors is Fighting a Losing Game
- Got the Boardroom Blues?
- Understanding the One Voice Principle
- Your Board and the Covid-19 Crisis
Considering Policy Governance
- Quick, What is Policy Governance Again?
- Infographic: The Policy Governance Journey
- Policy Governance: Six Benefits over the ‘Traditional’ Approach
- Are You the Best Board You Can Be?
- Is Your Board of Directors Ready to Explore Policy Governance?
- The Key Advantages Provided by Policy Governance Consultants
- Do you understand Policy Governance? The PG360 Quiz developed by IPGA
- Ten Steps in Strategic Planning, Policy Governance-style (short video)
- Strategic Planning, Policy Governance-style (blog post)
- Quick Guide in Strategic Planning, Policy Governance-style (free download)
- What’s the Difference Between Vision, Mission, and Ends?
- Consider the Worth of Benefits for Recipients
- Ends Policy Examples (free download)
- Getting Clarity on Board and Staff Roles (Part 1)
- Getting Clarity on Board and Staff Roles (Part 2)
- Getting Clarity on Board and Staff Roles (Part 3)
- Good Governance: Once Upon a Time…
- The Governance Problem: How it Started
- Governing vs. Managing the Finances (Financial Management FAQ)
What is Policy Governance?
- The Board EXCELerator: Innovative New Online Learning Program
- Introducing the Board EXCELerator (video)
- Top Five Reasons We Use Policy Governance Principles
- Policy Governance FAQ
- Key Messages for Policy Governance Boards
- Policy Governance Benefits
- Policy Governance 101: 10 Principles for Effective Boards (video)
- Policy Governance is Much More Than Just Having Policies
- When the Going Gets Tough, Just Use Policy Governance Already
- Policy Governance: A Quick Definition
- What is Governance?
- In Depth (.pdf): The IPGA Policy Governance Consistency Framework