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.
Use this tool to monitor your current board representation and needs for recruitment.
Provides job descriptions for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Chair, and Board Members positions.
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 list of questions can kickstart your Board's self-assessment and evaluation. (Also listed under "Evaluation.")
This sample agreement/contract explains a the relationship between a board member and their nonprofit, outlining expectations and duties.
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.
This booklet, published by BoardSource and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, is about the role of the Board of Directors in an all-volunteer organization.
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