| BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
They are volunteers, too!
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ON THE BOARD
The vast majority of nonprofit organizations in the US and elsewhere are “staff-less.” Volunteers carry out the direct services and the administrative duties. Think of all those sports clubs for kids groups! Let alone those for adults!
It is not uncommon in such a group to have the founder as quasi-executive director or chief executive officer. Once there is compensation for that executive position the rules change. In the US the IRS requires reporting if a member of the board is provided compensation. Something frowned on by IRS (depending on your nonprofit designation). So, should the ED be a member of the Board?
Here is a link to a site that provides some pros, cons, and options. Attorney’s provide some legal perspective and options.