Governance

A nonprofit is not owned by any individual, but is governed by a board of directors. The board of directors fulfills its governance duties of due care, loyalty and obedience through a variety of practices and protocols. Board and staff should be representative of the community they serve and responsive to community needs and changes. Documented checks and balances must be in place to protect both the public good and the board as individual volunteers. 

Professional Development and Learning:

Resources:

See Resource Development for Fundraising by the Board Resources.

    Board Member Service

        Board and Executive Director/CEO Roles

        Board Development, Structure & Meetings

        Board Recruitment & Orientation

        Adding & Removing Board Members

        Board Diversity

        Board Performance & Assessment

          Conflicts & Ethical Behavior

          See Legal, Compliance & Transparency for Bylaws & Conflict of Interest Resources.

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