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What to Include in Your Board Manual What to Include in Your Board Manual

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Date added: 06/13/2013
Date modified: 07/14/2013
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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.

Board Manual Table of Contents Board Manual Table of Contents

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Date added: 06/13/2013
Date modified: 07/14/2013
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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.

Board Self Assessment Board Self Assessment

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Date added: 06/13/2013
Date modified: 07/17/2013
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This board self assessment will help you identify current strengths and weaknesses of your board, and potential gaps you have moving forward.

Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members

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Date added: 06/13/2013
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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.

Board Fundraising Commitment Form Board Fundraising Commitment Form

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Date added: 02/24/2011
Date modified: 07/17/2013
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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.

Nonprofit Bylaws - Sample Nonprofit Bylaws - Sample

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Date added: 09/28/2010
Date modified: 07/17/2013
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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 The Board's Role in Financial Oversight

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Date added: 09/15/2010
Date modified: 07/17/2013
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The Board's role in financial oversight.

Sample Guidelines for Emergency Succession Sample Guidelines for Emergency Succession

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Date added: 09/15/2010
Date modified: 07/17/2013
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This document describes the procedure for appointing organizational leadership in the event of a temporary or permanent unplanned absence of the Executive Director.

Discussion Questions for Board Self-Assessment Discussion Questions for Board Self-Assessment

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Date added: 09/10/2010
Date modified: 07/17/2013
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This list of questions can kickstart your Board's self-assessment and evaluation. (Also listed under "Evaluation.")

Conflict of Interest Statement Conflict of Interest Statement

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Date added: 09/10/2010
Date modified: 07/17/2013
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The conflict of interest statement is for board members, staff, key volunteers, and some consultants.