Each board member should receive a manual that includes basic information about the organization and the role and activities of the board, to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities. Here's a sample list of what to include.
The content of each board manual is different. This sample table of contents may be used as a guide for updating or creating your own board manual. You can also use your board manual's table of contents for board orientation as the outline for your agenda.
This board self assessment will help you identify current strengths and weaknesses of your board, and potential gaps you have moving forward.
Board members play a big role in supporting and guiding the work of a nonprofit. Do you know the 10 core responsibilities of board members and what the law requires? Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of board members to ensure you're ready for the commitment.
One very important board member responsibility is to ensure the organization has adequate funds to support its mission. Many board members are asked to support fundraising activities and/or make a personal contribution towards a specific goal. This template will help you communicate clearly and simply how your board members can support your organization's work.
This sample set of nonprofit bylaws (for Texas nonprofits) can be used to guide the drafting of your organization's bylaws.
The Board's role in financial oversight.
This document describes the procedure for appointing organizational leadership in the event of a temporary or permanent unplanned absence of the Executive Director.
This list of questions can kickstart your Board's self-assessment and evaluation. (Also listed under "Evaluation.")
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