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Hip Hop at the Board Table
Robert C. Harris, CAE

May, 2007

From time to time it's fun to look at things in a new way. This is totally fun - enjoy!

For years we’ve promoted generational diversity on the board. As a new generation accepts the responsibilities of volunteering, they bring fresh terms to meetings. This glossary may help the more traditional directors at the table. “Anonymous-2003”

Traditional Board Terms

The Hip Hop Board

BOARD MEETINGS

Board members

Players

President, chair or executive officer

The Head

Quorum, group of directors.

Posse

Does everyone understand my motion?

Dig?

I think we have consensus, or agreement.

Slammin dudes!

Meeting convened and underway

We be in full effect now

To call the question, vote.

Move on dudes.

Second the motion.

I’m in, you in?

Committed to the issue.

Word is bond

Table the motion.

Put on layaway

Sticky issue, discrepancy.

Beef (I got a beef with this.)

We’re moving too fast on the issue.

Bacda#*@up!

“I make a motion we adjourn.”

Let’s bust a muv

Let’s not beat it to death.

This issue is played out

Do we have to analyze everything?

Swear we are Oprahizing too much

Out of control

Lunchin

Back away from debating an issue.

Step off

I’ve got friends on the board

Got homeboys here

Move for meeting recess.

Let’s chill now posse.

Excuse self from meeting early.

I’m a ghost, outahere. A.k.a. “jetting”

Rules of order, etiquette

Props (as in proper respect)

Take a straw vote.

You in, you out?

NETWORKING & COLLEGIALITY

Nickname on a namebadge or tentcard

What’s your “tag?”

Hello, how are you?

Yo?

What’s new at your office?

What’s perkilatin?

Let’s show respect for each other.

Are you dissing me?

Board members carrying brief cases.

Backpackers

Networking, working the room.

Online chat 24/7.

Apologize

Come correct

Where are you from?

Around the way?

Enjoy being a part of the leadership team.

“Catch the vapors” of the leaders

Relaxed and enjoying the meeting

Marinating

BUDGETING AND FINANCES

Funds, finances.

Ends

Financial report.

The bank

Not enough information to make a decision.

Fiction (i.e. This is fiction man.)

Visit http://www.nonprofitcenter.com to learn more about boards and management.

 



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