Web conferencing isn't exactly a new concept, but given the unprecedented practice of "social distancing," now may be the best time to find the right video conferencing platform for your association.
Once the coronavirus (COVID-19) subsides, many business and family-related web conferences will continue. If online meetings are new to you, think of it like using WhatsApp or FaceTime with a loved one. Sure, you wish you could be there in person, but the cost of a video chat vs. a plane ticket doesn't hold much of an argument. Besides, you still get that same satisfaction of having a pleasant face-to-face conversation.
Well, that's video conferencing in a nutshell! Just because we're learning to keep our distance for a little while, doesn't mean board communication should stop.
Just how you'd conduct normally-run board meetings. Boards will get to see and chat with their colleagues from the comforts of home. The only thing to remember is upholding Robert's Rules of Order. For some, this may be a challenge on its own, especially if your board has a lot of ideas! Here's what we recommend: