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10 Things Every New Foundation Board Member Should Know

Posted on November 8, 2013 by Council on Foundations, BoardSource

This publication is designed as a basic guidebook for the new foundation board member, providing an introduction to tools and knowledge essential in the first years of service on the board. While it is not a substitute for legal, financial or other professional advice, it will help inform you about the responsibilities that accompany board service. This tool was developed… Read More

Steering Your Board Toward Good Governance and Ethical Practice

Posted on September 24, 2009 by BoardSource

This Workbook, which is a companion to Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Foundations developed by the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, provides a practical framework for organizations to examine and improve their governance practices in light of their own particular circumstances… Read More

Habits Of An Effective Chair

Posted on July 15, 2005 by BoardSource

Serving as the chair of the board is not a role for the indolent and undecided. To do the job right demands at times exceptional and supernatural qualities, endless energy, and undivided attention and commitment… Read More

Do We Need Committees?

Posted on October 28, 2002 by BoardSource

Committees can be a practical way to structure and manage the board’s work. A committee is created to provide counseling and advice for the board or to handle a task that belongs in the board’s agenda. Committees are more effective when their charter and scope of work is clearly defined by the board… Read More