What Are Meeting Minutes?

Meeting minutes are the official record of what decisions were made, who was in attendance and all other consequential events that occurred during the board meeting. Minutes usually need not be a verbatim account of every commentary in the board meeting
Once the meeting is concluded, the minutes are circulated to the meeting attendees to gather any comments on the accuracy and scope of the minutes and then approved by the board at their next meeting. The approved minutes are a permanent record.

Meeting Minutes Best Practices

There are certain strategies to keep in mind if you’re assigned to take minutes for your board of directors:

How Minutes Work in a Board Portal

There are many ways board portals handle integrated note taking, often through tools built within the application or through integrations with software like Microsoft Office.

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