| BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
They are volunteers, too!
People serving on a board assume that the person serving in a paid staff position knows what is expected of them in their mutual relationship. It is only in recent years that colleges and universities have developed programs to train people in managing a nonprofit. Often those programs are lacking in classes on the management of volunteers. Also, many people who work in nonprofits in a leadership capacity did not set out to have that as a career. So, sometimes a bit of tutoring is needed on what a board might expect from staff members, not matter their level in the organization.
This means that staff members, all of them, should receive training on the expectations related to Board expectations. Here is a list of expectations that can serve as a discussion points in orientation and training of new staff.
The Board of Directors can expect the staff to:
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