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Look here for information and the latest techniques to develop your board or committee. The purpose is to help those who work or serve on nonprofit boards of directors or committees.

~February 2014~

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A Board of Directors is well served by the organization that requires members to attend training on governance and the function of the effective board.  Here you have a list of the topics to be covered.

Mission and Purpose

Provide written copies of the mission and purpose statement.
Create a PowerPoint that shows the mission in action.

Hire/Evaluate the CEO

Hires the executive director or CEO of the organization.
Process to provide annual performance evaluation for the CEO.

Guidance to CEO

Provide ongoing support to CEO or executive director.

Strategic Planning

Review the annual plan.
Explain the process the organization uses to do strategic planning.

Resource Development

Distribute copy of current budget.
Give brief overview of income and expenditures.
Explain the role of individual board members in resource development.

Manage Resources

Explain how the finances of organization is monitored.
If property is owned, explain how it is maintained.
Emphasize the fact that the board is ultimately responsible for all resources.

Create Programs

Describe the process used to develop new programs.  Emphasize the role of the board in that process.

Monitor Existing Programs

Tell how the board receives regular reports from on existing programs.
Tour programs with board members.


Describe how board members are the face of the agency.
Outline how image and branding are done by the organization.

Grievance Committee

Explain the court of appeal process.
Make sure board members know how to handle a staff member or volunteer who approaches him/her with a problem.

Board Evaluation

Explain how the board evaluations its own operation.


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