civility

“That’s a bold-faced lie”

By Ann Macfarlane / July 27, 2020 / Comments Off on “That’s a bold-faced lie”

  It beats me how people can say that parliamentary procedure is boring. An article about a recent meeting of Branson Missouri aldermen is full of interest (read it here). The most gripping moment, from my perspective, is when the City Administrator says the following: “He’s not going to stand up there and lie about…

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Can you kick a member out of a membership meeting?

By Ann Macfarlane / May 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Can you kick a member out of a membership meeting?

Nonprofit membership organizations sometimes are plagued with members who create difficulties at meetings. What can you do about that? Can you kick a member out of a membership meeting? And if so, how? Our article, Dealing with difficult members, lays the groundwork for this post. Download PDF Rights and responsibilities Attending membership meetings is one…

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We need to be brutally honest as Election Day approaches

By Ann Macfarlane / November 2, 2018 / Comments Off on We need to be brutally honest as Election Day approaches

My friend Donna Cameron writes, “We need to be brutally honest with ourselves.

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