Board Member Responsibilities – Standards for Excellence Educational Resource Packet (04)


Board members are responsible for keeping their nonprofit running smoothly, and  have many duties in addition to governance. This packet walks you through board member responsibilities, including their legal responsibilities, when to evaluate their own performance, and how to communicate the expectations of the board. (or the expectations of the board.)

Attached at the end of this packet you will find the customizable companion documents:

  • Sample Bylaws
  • Sample Board Evaluation
  • Sample Board Self-Assessment
  • Position Description
  • Sample Board Commitment Form
  • Board Orientation Checklist
  • Board Member Handbook
  • Ten Tips for Effective Meetings
  • Board Meeting Minutes
  • Board Committees
  • Policies Recommended for Board Approval


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