Directorpoint 2.0 is 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 Software: How Much Money Can You Save?

Money Growth. Flat design illustration. Business person watering money tree

Going “green” is good for the environment, but it can also be good for your organization’s bottom line. When it comes to purchasing a board software, most organizations are quick to ask, “How much will this cost us?” However, they could (and should) be asking, “How much money will this help us save?”

Cost
Recent studies estimate the cost of a printed sheet of paper is about $.11 per page—including the cost of paper, toner, and equipment maintenance. If your average board book has 250 pages and is printed for 20 people at 12 times per year, that amounts to 60,000 sheets of paper. If you translate that number into dollars, you’re looking at $6,600 annually. Costs for materials such as binders, tabs, shipping and/or hand delivery also add up over time, and many organizations have committees that meet frequently and are paper intensive, too.
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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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How to Better Engage Your Board

By Stan Graves

If you are a business owner who has taken the steps to engage an advisory board, it’s a safe bet that you have invited them to help you because you believe they bring valuable skills and information to your business.

This means you are probably paying them to be on your board, and it’s a waste of your money and everyone’s time to not take advantage of the skill sets you have recruited. This is why engaging your board is so important.

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