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 diligence, loyalty and due care 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:
- January 17, 2019 - Get the Most from Your 990: How to Ensure You Are Stating Your Real Worth
- February 28, 2019 - Demystifying Finances for Executive Directors & Boards
- A Guide to Nonprofit Board Service - Oregon Department of Justice (Guide)
- Board Assessment Sheet - NAO (Tool)
- Board Member Self Assessment - NAO (Tool)
- BoardSource (Website)
- Can We Vote by Email - OR Department of Justice (Article)
- Charting a New Path Forward: Insights & Reflections from BoardSource’s Strategic Planning Efforts - BoardSource (Guide)
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit Bylaws - NEO Law Group (Article)
- Essentials for Nonprofit Board Members - NonprofitReady (Curriculum)*
- Executive Transitions - Grantcraft (Tool)
- Guía para el Servicio de Directivo Sin Fines de Lucro en Oregón - Departamento de Justicia de Oregón (Manual)
- Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harrassment - BoardSource (Guide and Checklist)
- Sample Conflict of Interest Policy - Compass Point (Template)
- The Effective Board Chair - NonprofitReady (Video)*
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