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: Individual Evaluations

A key component of overall board health is understanding our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, better known as a SWOT analysis. SWOTs are a great way to evaluate your organization, its mission and programming but, often, nonprofits do not take the time to evaluate their board of directors as well. It is important to consider…

The 3 Duties of Board Members

Introduction All of us become involved with nonprofit organizations for one reason: we believe in the work the organization does. Something about the programming and mission of your organization keeps you involved and called you to be a board member, it’s as simple as that. Our organizations have a duty to the community in which…

Board Basis Calendar & Courses

As we mentioned before, now is the perfect time to think about your organization’s overall board health. Over the next two months, urbanASKEW is going to guide you through a full Board Basics training. There will be background and exercises for you to work on – individually and as a board from the comfort of…