Strong organizations need highly effective boards, but that doesn’t happen naturally without relevant resources and focused attention. This section provides general information on governance structures, building a board, and the roles and responsibilities of board members.


Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices - BoardSource

10 Responsibilities of the Board

12 Weeks to a Better Board

Create a Strategic Thinking Board - ASAE 2015

Governance vs. Management - Board and Staff Roles

Writing Vision Mission and Values Statements

How to Write a Nonprofit Mission Statement

How do you plan? Models for strategic planning

NonProfit Governance Trends and Emerging Practices - 2014 Governance Intensive

Parliamentary Procedure Overview

Policy or Procedure

Prospective Board Member Information Sheet

Rules of Engagement for Boards

Great Governance - Impediments and Strategies_Dr. Cathy Trower

Governing in 3D_Dr. Cathy Trower

Evaluations and Assessments

Evaluating the Executive Director Your Role as a Board-Member

How to Conduct CEO Performance Assessment in 10 Steps-BoardSource

Board Self-Assessment Tool - LeadingAge National

Board Evaluation Samples - Nonprofit Center

Sample CEO Evaluation - ASAE

Sample CEO Evaluation - Board Cafe

Sample CEO Evaluation - Figo


Board Basics:

Building Your Board SmartBrief 2016

Board Member Job Description - BoardSource 2015

Board Roles and Responsibilities - Guidestar 2016

Choosing a Model of Governance  - LeadingAge 2014

How Many Residents are on Your Board?  - LeadingAge 2014

Board Basics - Bylaws - BoardSource 2013

Board Basics - Creating Policies - BoardSource 2013

Board Basics - Fiduciary Responsibilities - BoardSource 2013

Board Basics - Leadership - BoardSource 2013

Board Basics - Productive Meetings - BoardSource 2013

Board Orientation - BoardSource 2013

Board Responsibilities and Structures - BoardSource 2013

Coming to Terms with a Conflict of Interest - BoardSource 2013

Legal and Compliance Issues - BoardSource 2013

Recruiting Board Members - BoardSource 2013

Term Limits - BoardSource 2013

The Role of the Board Chair - BoardSource 2013

The Source: Twelve Principles of Goverannce that Power Exceptional Boards - BoardSource 2013

What Organizations Need From Board Members

Board Officer Job Description - BoardSource 2008

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