I have a soon to be world famous acronym for helping board members make decisions. Today’s recommendation is about the first P in ADAPPT which stands for Policy.
Policy — Does the board have a policy about this matter or should it have a policy about this? If you already have a policy, then your decision should take that policy into account. Is your decision consistent with your policy? If it is not, should the board change its policy? If you do not have a policy, should you make one?