The board portal lets directors share confidential information and access it from anywhere on any device. It’s a faster and secure method to send emails, print documents and arrange meetings. This allows for more participation and communication between directors and a smoother flow of information.
While implementing a brand new system can be time-consuming for both board members, there are significant advantages to using a board management software system. Board Portals are designed to simplify meeting processes and help modernize governance. They help directors to conduct their work. They offer a seamless experience that works with existing devices and is compatible with Microsoft Outlook and Google Workspace. They also ensure transparency and security with streamlined voting, action items including survey integrations as well as a complete audit trail.
It is important to understand the features that are available, whether you’re an existing user of a board-portal, or you’re considering implementing one. Evaluate the ease of use of the portal for the board’s administrators as well as members. Also, check if there are mobile apps available. You should also ask about the product roadmap and the way in which your voice as a user will be heard for future enhancements and development. Lastly, consider cost savings, since any amount saved on the costs of running a board can be reinvested in other areas of your organization. This is particularly relevant for non-profit organizations who are often operating on the tightest budget.