The Role of Nonprofit Board Members

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Nonprofit board members play a vital role in the success and development of your company. They oversee the organization, create a plan of action and ensure that resources are available. They are accountable for ensuring the organization is legally and ethically managed and adheres to its missions.

Your nonprofit’s board should comprise people who are committed to the cause, have the right connections, and have the required abilities. It is often easier to find board members within your network. However, if don’t have the necessary skills internally, search for potential candidates on social media platforms like LinkedIn and volunteer recruitment websites.

Your nonprofit board’s core responsibilities include governance, policy, fundraising and supervision of the CEO/executive Director. Depending on the size of your non-profit there could be committees that are tasked with particular tasks or projects. For instance the finance committee might focus on budgets and your legal committee could handle insurance policies.

It is important to remember that your board has a primary responsibility to raise funds to ensure that the programs and services offered continue to be offered. To fulfill this duty the board must be able see the big picture. They should be able to make important decisions about how to proceed. A strong network is key to helping your board to accomplish this.