Board Responsibilities – Management Oversight

A central part of what a board of directors does, falls under management oversight – providing direction for the organization and guiding how it pursues its mission and goals. Some of this happens largely at the board level, such as defining what the...

What to Expect as a Nonprofit Board Member

If you’re asked to join the board of a nonprofit, you should know what to expect, and what your roles and responsibilities will be. There will be some variation depending on the industry and size of the organization, and what committees you serve on, but there are...

Document Retention Policies

In the course of business, your organization will produce a significant amount of physical and digital documents and paperwork. You’ll need to decide what to keep and for how long. It would be unwieldy, and unnecessary, to keep everything, but you should be deliberate...

Whistleblower Policies

How would your organization respond if an employee voiced a concern about ethical or legal violations by an executive or other staff member? Are you well-prepared to investigate an accusation and what consequences would there be if the accusation is correct? All...