Scavenger Hunt: Board Bylaws

Welcome to our basic document Scavenger Hunt! In this section we will ask you to find existing documents and policies your board of directors should have. If your board gives you a policy book at the start of your term or on an annual basis – awesome. If not, this is a great chance to…

A quick review

It’s been two weeks since we started our Board Basics Training Course. In that time we’ve covered quite a few items so now is a perfect time to review. If you haven’t been reading the sections on a daily basis, no problem – now is the perfect time to grab a cup of tea and…

Scavenger Hunt: Job Descriptions

Welcome to our basic document Scavenger Hunt! In this section we will ask you to find existing documents and policies your board of directors should have. If your board gives you a policy book at the start of your term or on an annual basis – awesome. If not, this is a great chance to…

Scavenger Hunt: Introduction

Introduction All Boards of Directors have three duties: the duty of care, the duty of loyalty and the duty of obedience. We’ve reviewed these duties in a previous section. Included in some of those duties are policies and documents required by law for every nonprofit organization, for example, a Conflict of Interest policy. But beyond those…

Board Health: Teamwork Evaluations

Teamwork evaluations play a similar role to board health as the individual evaluations we reviewed earlier. Teamwork evaluations allow for a deeper dive into the organizational structure and mechanisms of the board. Just as the individual evaluations provide insight into the areas for growth and new board members to fill needed roles, a teamwork evaluation…