Many people are familiar with the idea of the secretary on a non-profit board. However, ideas about what role the secretary plays, even to those who serve on boards, probably does not go much beyond them taking minutes and sending out meeting notices.
While the board secretary is usually a most appreciated volunteer, the power of the position for good is almost always under-utilized. The board secretary can be a real force for improving non-profit governance. So, what is involved in taking the role to greater heights? What is the nature of their powers?