Tag: Board of Directors

Steering the Ship

Last week, we covered some basic roles and responsibilities of board members. Since the primary role (as defined by the IRS) of a nonprofit board of directors is governance, this week, we shall focus on that role. The very word governance is derived from a Greek word that means, “to steer.” Think for a minute…
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Board of Directors 101

It is good to have all board members, even those with lots of experience to review board roles and responsibilities occasionally. It is one of those things that, if not kept in the forefront of our minds, we forget…or at least let slip away. Let’s review for a moment why nonprofit organizations have a board…
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Getting Commitment from the Board of Directors

Getting Commitment from the Board of Directors

This is the fifth post in the Effective Nonprofit Boards series. Once you go through the process of recruiting board members, it is important to let each person know what is expected of them through a job description. Just as you would not accept a position without knowing what you would be required to do,…
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