Organizational Committee Structure

Most of your organization’s work happens on the committee level, be it day-to-day issues or fundamental/big-picture planning. That is why it is important to have a clear committee structure for your organization. We have talked before about the need for job descriptions and committee charters. These documents make sure everyone has a clear understanding of…

Scavenger Hunt: Committee Charters

Welcome back to the Basic Board Document Scavenger Hunt. Today, we are delving into the roles and responsibilities of board committees through documents called Committee Charters. A committee charter is a document that lays out the name of the committee, its purpose, responsibilities and membership. They are a perfect reference for board members, committee members…

Scavenger Hunt: Whistleblower Policy

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: Conflict of Interest

Welcome back to the document scavenger hunt! Today we are focusing on a Conflict of Interest (COI) policy. It’s a biggie. Do you have one? Great! Do you fill out a new one annually? Awesome. If you don’t have a policy, or don’t fill one out annually, you should. Following is more information on what…