Board Portal

Governance Glossary

Published: December 13, 2022

Board portal

A board portal, also known as board meeting software or board management software, is a tool built to improve the way your board runs. Board members use a board portal login, provided by the portal, to access a secure area that houses the information that directors or board members need to fulfill thier roles and responsibilities.

The aim of implementing a board portal in your organisation is to allow board administrators and directors to perform their governance roles and responsibilities efficiently.

Some of the well known benefits of a board portal include:

  1. Faster preparation times for board meetings (up to 2X faster).
  2. Save money by reducing preparation time.
  3. Reduce waste and go green,
  4. Access key documents anytime and anywhere.
  5. Improve between meeting communications.
  6. Vote between meetings (flying minutes or circular resolution). … and many more.

Board Portal: Frequently Asked Questions

The primary users of a board portal are board administrators, corporate secretaries, directors, board members, chief executive officers and other senior staff who report to the board of directors.

A board portal login is a secure set of credentials that allow you to access your board portal and ensure that only those provided access can access your board portal and the information inside.

Board portals are useful to organisations of all shapes and sizes. From small to medium business (SMBs), not-for-profits and associations through to huge multi-national corporations. All types of organisations, regardless of size or budget, can use and benefit from board portal software to improve their organisational governance.

Knowing which is the best board portal for you depends on many factors, from budgets to feature requirements and much more. The best way to find the best board portal for you is to do your research.

Further Resources: Board Portals

Tech in the Boardroom: Beyond the Board Portal

Streamlining the Work of the Board

Is The iPad Invited To Your Board Meeting?

How to run remote board meetings securely and effectively

Free Flying Minutes Template



Better Boards connects the leaders of Australasian non-profit organisations to the knowledge and networks necessary to grow and develop their leadership skills and build a strong governance framework for their organisation.

Found this article useful or informative?

Join 5,000+ not-for-profit & for-purpose directors receiving the latest insights on governance and leadership.

Receive a free e-book on improving your board decisions when you subscribe.

Unsubscribe anytime. We care about your privacy - read our Privacy Policy .