Boardtreck Nonprofit Consulting for Board Governance and Managment

  Board Governance and

  Management Consulting

Dave Coleman  (Principal / Consultant)

phone:  253-237-4118

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12 BEST PRACTICES

 

Here are 12 best practices for nonprofit governing boards…..and those who practice them…..give them their constant in-depth attention!

MEMBERSHIP

1.  Boards are passionately mission focused

2.  Boards are right-sized with quality members and relationships

 

GOVERNANCE

3.  Boards understand and are effective at governance

4.  Boards and their members are clear about their roles and responsibilities

 

LEADERSHIP

5.  Boards supervise only the CEO

6.  Boards have an effective CEO-Board Chair partnership

 

DECISIONS

7.  Boards focus on policy, and thereby speak with one voice

8.  Boards function with clear processes for meetings

9.  Boards give attention to the future, end results, and big issues

10.  Boards exercise fiduciary responsibilities for assets, income and expenses

 

SUSTAINABILITY

11.  Boards govern with a fluid and concise “Board Policy Manual”

12.  Boards have an active year round board development committee

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