Board and Executive Partnership – Standards for Excellence Educational Resource Packet (05)


For a nonprofit to function effectively, it is important for the board to have a strong and respectful relationship with the Chief Executive. This packet outlines the most important steps to making this relationship beneficial for everyone, including defining the roles of the executive, board and staff; understanding the line between management and governance; and hiring, evaluating, and – if necessary – termination of the executive.

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

  • Leadership Roles in Management and Governance Diagram
  • Board Calendar Quick Tips
  • Sample Position Description: Executive Director
  • Sample Executive Director Evaluation Process Resource Tool


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