The Benefits of a Digital Board Packet

DevicesIn our last blog, we discussed how Directorpoint helps your organization avoid printing out hundreds of pages of documents by creating a live, digital board packet. But how exactly will your meetings and meeting prep benefit from that newly formed, online packet?

  1. The board packet doesn’t have to be uploaded as a single document.

One of the difficulties of creating a board packet is that its sections often come from various members of an organization. Because of that, it can be a long and tedious process to organize those sections into a single document. With Directorpoint, you can add documents piece by piece while associating each document with a particular agenda item. As you upload documents to the software, they are automatically converted into pdf format and are merged into the board packet as a whole. You can also adjust where it appears in the packet simply by rearranging the agenda.

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Avoiding the Board Book Headache

dreamstime_xs_40588886 If you’ve ever served on a board of directors, chances are good that you have a lot of experience reading and interacting with board books, which are also known as board packets. They have long existed as the centerpiece of a board of directors meeting. Typically, these books contain all of the information that board members will need for the meeting at hand, which usually translates to printing an excessive amount of documents—a practice that is continually growing out of date for these reasons and more:

  1. It’s not environmentally friendly or cost effective.

For most large-sized organizations, printing board books means spending thousands of dollars on printing supplies and reams of paper.
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5 Benefits of Board Management Software

Binders and emails simply do not address the communication requirements of modern, progressive, boards.  In a move to improve board communications, increase board member engagement, and streamline board administration, all types and sizes of organizations are adopting board management software.

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In the News! – How banks work with Bham tech companies

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Directorpoint was recently mentioned in a Birmingham Business Journal article about banks working with Birmingham-based technology firms.

Specifically, Larry Waters, the senior vice president and chief technology officer at the National Bank of Commerce touted NBC’s recent decision to start using Directorpoint.

“Waters said the bank recently signed an agreement with Directorpoint LLC to provide a cloud-based meeting portal, which allows meeting participants to access their information via a device, such as a tablet or PC, rather than in paper form.”

You can read the entire Birmingham Business Journal article here.

You can learn more about the National Bank of Commerce here.

Free Access For Board Members’ Assistants!

By Caity JohnsonCaity Johnson

At Directorpoint we constantly seek innovative ways to improve board communication and access to key information. Granting free accounts for board member’s assistants is one such innovation we are particularly excited to introduce.

Although the vast majority of our clients use the Directorpoint mobile app to access information, we have many clients that rely on their assistants to print materials from Directorpoint before a meeting, add new events to their calendar, and respond to surveys, votes, and discussions.

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In the News! – Brasfield and Gorrie Sticks Close to Its Southern Roots

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Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the largest general contractors in the United States, widely respected for its innovative practices and industry-leading quality. In an Engineering News-Record article about Brasfield & Gorrie the company listed Directorpoint as one of the innovative new technologies it has recently incorporated. Directorpoint is used by Brasfield & Gorrie’s board of directors and senior management team to securely manage strategically important information and enhance leadership team collaboration.

You can read the Engineering News-Record article here.

You can learn more about Brasfield & Gorrie here.

Directorpoint 2.0 Coming Soon!!

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Directorpoint 2.0!  With lightning fast performance and dozens of innovative new features, Directorpoint.com is truly the premier collaboration platform for leadership teams and boards of directors.

Enhancements include:

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Board Portals Savings. How much?

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Being “green” is good for the environment, but it can be good for your bottom line too.  Organizations are migrating to a paperless board solution for many reasons: increased efficiency, reduced manual labor and increased flow of important information to board members are just a few.  For organizations that want to know “how much does a board portal cost?” Our answer is not about how much it costs, but “how much can you SAVE with board portals?”
By using Directorpoint’s board portal and app, there are significant savings possible in terms of cost, while also boosting efficiency and productivity.

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Updates to Directorpoint Website and iPad App

At Directorpoint, one of our top priorities is to always provide tools that enable boards to be more effective and progressive. We know this means they need to have quick access to important information and be able to act on it.

We are constantly looking for tools and features that will allow the board experience to be more collaborative, and we always listen to the feedback our users provide.

This is why we are offering several updates to our website and our iPad app. All updates are available today.

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Characteristics of the Best Board Members

By Brent Peinhardt

Last week we talked about how to have the most engaged board members. But before you can engage your members, you need to find them, and we all want the absolute best board members out there. What qualities make up the “best board member”?
They are:

  • Engaged
  • Competent/experienced
  • Passionate
  • Deeply knowledgeable in industry(ies) or subject matter(s)
  • Excellent communicators
  • Objective/independent
  • Tactful/empathetic

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