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Board Education Webinars & Whitepapers

All About Board Portals

Traditionally, board communications have been paper based, but today's boards are going paperless. Board portals give directors greater visibility, streamline board book creation, and tighten information security.

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5 Myths About Digitizing the Boardroom

Want to be a leader in today’s digitized boardroom? Discover ways board portal technology can streamline information sharing and accelerate collaboration. 

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How to Kick-Start the Onboarding Process

A successful onboarding process provides context for new directors to shorten the learning curve on various aspects of the organization. This checklist outlines what you need to kick-start your onboarding process. 

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A Better Boardroom: 6 Easy Ways to Encourage Members and Foster Productivity

Set your board up for success by creating an open and engaging environment that encourages participation. This checklist shares tips to expand board meeting conversations and uncover new insights. 

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Stitch Fix Case Study

Discover how the world’s leading personal styling service implemented Nasdaq’s Boardvantage Solution pre-IPO.

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FAQ: Understanding the Impact of Board Portals

Looking for ways to streamline board communication, information sharing, and recording meeting minutes? Learn how board portals can greatly impact board efficiency and productivity.

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FAQ: Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Board Meetings?

Want to know how to have more effective board meetings? This FAQ answers questions around building a best-in-class board meeting agenda.

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Grand Rapids State Bank
Case Study

Discover how implementing Nasdaq's Board Portal helped reduce costs and improve workflow.

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The Extended Agenda: How to Have a Productive Board Meeting

To help board meetings stay focused and keep directors fully engaged, consider using an extended agenda. This checklist outlines the components of a best-in-class extended agenda, and how you can implement one for your board.

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Optimizing the Board Meeting Agenda

Part 1 of the 5-part series of whitepapers co-authored by Joan Conley, Nasdaq’s Corporate Secretary focuses on building a better governance framework, exploring the essential elements for a productive board agenda.

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The Art of Recording Board Meeting Minutes

Part 2 of the 5-part series of whitepapers co-authored by Joan Conley, Nasdaq’s Corporate Secretary, explores the secrets behind taking great notes at board meetings, including how to leverage technology to draft, distribute, and approve meeting minutes.

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Digitizing the Board for Efficiency

Part 3 of the 5-part series of whitepapers co-authored by Joan Conley, Nasdaq’s Corporate Secretary, shares key board portal functionalities and tips for integrating that software into corporate governance infrastructure and workflows.

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Engineering Higher EQ and Better Dynamics in the Boardroom

Part 4 of the 5-part series of whitepapers co-authored by Joan Conley, Nasdaq’s Corporate Secretary, focuses on tactics for facilitating director engagement, innovation, and candor in the boardroom.

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Onboarding New Directors: Beyond the Board Manual

Part 5 of the 5-part series of whitepapers co-authored by Joan Conley, Nasdaq’s Corporate Secretary, highlights key components designed to help a new director shorten the learning curve and quickly become a meaningful contributor to the work of the board.

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Munson Healthcare Case Study

Discover how Munson Healthcare adopted Nasdaqs’s eGovernance solution to create efficiencies in process, education, and communication as well as reduce costs.

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Managing Cybersecurity Governance: Trends in Cyber Threats

Boards and audit committees have developed a heightened interest in cybersecurity governance in recent years and even more so in the past year, as high-profile cyber issues have dominated the news.

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Nasdaq CEO Discusses Governance & Technology with Directorship Magazine

We are focused on facilitating and supporting our clients’ successful interactions with the capital markets. For corporate directors, this includes a set of strategic C-suite and board-level solutions, including Nasdaq Boardvantage.

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Active Replacing Passive: The Reclassification of Index Investors

Index investors should no longer be considered passive – their respective utilization of ESG and the manner in which they voice their opinion is in fact very active.

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Can your company's board answer these 10 questions?

How can a company prepare for the corporate governance challenges in the year ahead? We asked Betsy Atkins, veteran of 23 public company boards, how companies should begin to answer that question.

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Five Ways to Raise Your Board’s Digital IQ

Technology is disrupting virtually every industry in some way, and a business case for digital literacy on the board is emerging. In this post, veteran board director Betsy Atkins shares five ways companies can raise their boards' digital IQ.

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Six Reasons Digital D&O Questionnaires Streamline Proxy Disclosure

A digital D&O questionnaire that is integrated into a robust board portal platform can take a lot of the pain out of proxy season: saving time and money, delighting directors, and driving improvements in data integrity. Find out six reasons why you should be using one

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Top Cybersecurity Concerns for Every Board of Directors

Every board now knows its company will fall victim to a cyber attack, and even worse, that the board of directors will need to clean up the mess and superintend the fallout. Find out what the experts recommend in this 4-part white paper series.

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What Keeps Nom Gov Committee Chairs Up at Night?

The board's success in executing its growing list of critical duties depends on assembling the best directors around the table and that, once recruited, they are active, engaged contributors who want to remain. The hub of all this activity is the nominating and governance committee and committee chair. Find out more about what keeps nominating and governance committee chairs up at night.

Board Evaluations & Getting Aligned

How can corporate Boards of Directors, in the dynamic business environment of 2017, drive their vision with success? Find out in this new report.
 

Ten Questions Every Board Should Ask In Overseeing Cyber Risks

The consequences of a data breach can be significant. Recognizing directors can protect themselves from liability in case of a breach by taking an active oversight role in their company’s cybersecurity preparedness, this article sets out to provide boards with practical advice on approaching cybersecurity oversight.

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Optimizing Board Evaluations

Board evaluations have become part of the accepted governance landscape and, if conducted properly, can be a valuable tool to increase board effectiveness. Learn best practices around designing and executing your next board evaluation.

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Five Top Tips For Quality Shareholder Engagement

The annual shareholder meeting has been a key channel of communication between the board and shareholder for years, but times are changing. How can companies effectively communicate with their shareholders?

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The Accountability Gap: Cybersecurity & Building a Culture of Responsibility

The report, titled, “The Accountability Gap: Cybersecurity & Building a Culture of Responsibility,” is the largest study of its kind to date, surveying 1,500 non-executive directors (NEDs), C-level executives, Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and Nordic countries Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The report investigates how business leaders assess their own vulnerability and identifies ways to create a stronger culture of responsibility around cybersecurity from the top down.

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Engage Your Directors: A Paperless Boardroom For Effective Information Sharing

In today’s fast-paced business environment, board portal software is no longer a nice-to-have extra — it’s an essential strategy for engaging and deriving maximum value from your company’s directors in real time.

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Beyond Email: Purpose-Built Tools for Leadership Communication

In the mobile enterprise, leadership teams have collaboration needs that go beyond email and paper. This paper shares practical insights about navigating the new landscape in leadership communication.

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Six Rules of Efficient Board Meetings

Adopt these six judicious changes in the board process to help make meetings run more efficiently, allowing more time for valuable interactions.

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