It was through the AGB Board of Directors that Mugler was first introduced to OnBoard. The association’s previous board management solution was cumbersome and difficult to use, so AGB leaders sought a better option.
“We have found OnBoard to really be an efficient and effective manner to disseminate information,” Mugler says. “It is very intuitive and easy to use, and a really effective way for us to conduct our business.”
The ease of use is especially important for non-profit boards that typically include people of different ages and from different professional backgrounds. Some naturally are less tech savvy than others. When the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors started using OnBoard recently, the transition was seamless, Mugler says. Directors and staff needed minimal training because it was so straightforward to set up and use.
“It’s just been very easy for our board professional and board members to pick up,” he adds. “Anyone can figure it out. We just knew right away when we switched platforms how much better off we were as board members to have this great new system. It was awesome.”
Among its many responsibilities, the Old Dominion Board of Visitors oversees the university president, strategic planning, budgeting, and executive hiring for the university, which was founded in 1930. Directors can use the OnBoard portal to review reports, take notes, send secure messages, sign documents, complete surveys, and more. Scheduling is easy, and links to the meetings are automatically included in the calendars invites. They also have the comfort of knowing it’s a secure platform with strong protections against cybersecurity, Ross says.