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the board report. Keep in mind that unless you are running an association of other nonprofits, the vast majority of your boards have never been an executive director, so they're a board member, but they don't really know what you as the chief executive E. D. Does on a daily weekly monthly basis. So part of what your board report does is it gives them some meaningful insight into your work as the chief executive. And if you do that well, the other thing that happens is that it increases your board's knowledge about issues that are just not covered in those committee reports. And finally, believe it or not, the last purpose of your board report is to help build that relationship with your board, to establish you yourself as the expert and the authority, and help really board members to see what value you bring to the organization now, believe it or not, even though it's got this ambitious purpose, your board report should be pretty short. So if it's in the word format, then probably about two pages, and if it's in a Power point format, I would say no more than 10 slides Now if you're just doing a narrative in the word format. I would also encourage you to expand your spacing where it as an option for 1.15 lines. It's a little better spacing than single spaced, and it's not quite as large of a spacing as 1.5 for double space. But so if you do 1.15 lines, your board members will be able to read this report so much easier. Also use bullets. Use bullets wherever you can as humans. We love to read those bullets, and we often get bogged down to the text. Now, if you choose the power point option, you want to carefully curate those 10 slides, and you want to make sure that you have graphics that are visually appealing and you use some bullets but don't put ever