A nonprofit is not owned by any individual, but is governed by a board of directors. The board of directors fulfills its governance duties of due care, loyalty and obedience through a variety of practices and protocols. Board and staff should be representative of the community they serve and responsive to community needs and changes. Documented checks and balances must be in place to protect both the public good and the board as individual volunteers. 

Professional Development and Learning:


See Resource Development for Fundraising by the Board Resources.

Board Member Service

Board and Executive Director/CEO Roles

Board Development & Structure

Board Meetings

Virtual Board Meetings

Board Recruitment & Orientation

Adding & Removing Board Members

Board Diversity

Board Performance & Assessment

Conflicts & Ethical Behavior

See Legal, Compliance & Transparency for Bylaws & Conflict of Interest Resources.

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