Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Individual Board Member Responsibilities from BoardSource: Building Effective Nonprofit Boards

• Attend all board and committee meetings and functions, such as special events.
• Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies and programs.
• Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
• Serve on committees and offer to take on special assignments.
• Make a personal financial contribution to the organization.
• Inform others about the organization.
• Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board
and the organization.
• Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization’s field.
• Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
• Refrain from making special requests of staff.
• Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing annual financial statements.

Holly Witt, NRS, Alexandria

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