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I Want to Be a Board Member

Are you thinking about joining a nonprofit but uncertain about how to do that?  This article tells you how to find and contact interesting nonprofits, and how to prepare for a possible board opportunity.

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Copyright 2016 © BoardSource. Used with permission from www.boardsource.org.  BoardSource is the premier resource for practical information, tools, and training for board members and chief executives of nonprofit organizations worldwide.  For more information about BoardSource, visit www.boardsource.org or call 800-883-6262.  BoardSource copyright 2016.  Content may not be reproduced or used for any purpose other than that which is specifically requested without written permission from BoardSource.

Board Service Readiness Quiz

This ten-question quiz helps you decide if you are ready to become a nonprofit board member at this time. If you are not, the article offers three alternative choices you might consider.

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Copyright 2016 © BoardSource. Used with permission from www.boardsource.org.  BoardSource is the premier resource for practical information, tools, and training for board members and chief executives of nonprofit organizations worldwide.  For more information about BoardSource, visit www.boardsource.org or call 800-883-6262.  BoardSource copyright 2016.  Content may not be reproduced or used for any purpose other than that which is specifically requested without written permission from BoardSource.

Basic Responsibilities of All Nonprofit Board Members

This is another list of board responsibilities, but more descriptive of individual members’ responsibilities in addition to responsibilities of the board as a whole.

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Copyright 2016 © Executive Service Corps of the Triangle. This article is used with permission from the Executive Service Corps of the Triangle. The content of this article may not be reproduced or used for any purpose other than that which is specifically intended on this website without written permission from the Executive Service Corps of the Triangle. 

Board Responsibilities and Structures – FAQs

Are you still wondering about basic board structures and responsibilities? If you are, check here. For easy reference, the article presents information in the form of frequently asked questions.

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Copyright 2016 © BoardSource. Used with permission from www.boardsource.org.  BoardSource is the premier resource for practical information, tools, and training for board members and chief executives of nonprofit organizations worldwide.  For more information about BoardSource, visit www.boardsource.org or call 800-883-6262.  BoardSource copyright 2016.  Content may not be reproduced or used for any purpose other than that which is specifically requested without written permission from BoardSource.

Fiduciary Responsibilities

One of the main responsibilities of all board members is maintaining financial accountability of their organization. This article provides a guide to how board members can fulfill their role as fiduciaries.

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Copyright 2016 © BoardSource. Used with permission from www.boardsource.org.  BoardSource is the premier resource for practical information, tools, and training for board members and chief executives of nonprofit organizations worldwide.  For more information about BoardSource, visit www.boardsource.org or call 800-883-6262.  BoardSource copyright 2016.  Content may not be reproduced or used for any purpose other than that which is specifically requested without written permission from BoardSource.

Serving on a Nonprofit Board

This 17-page monograph is a training resource for board members, which goes into considerable detail about what you need to know as a board member. It explains what nonprofit agencies are, how their boards govern through committees, the board’s role in strategic planning and fundraising, and some important legal concerns including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and an introduction to board liability.

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Sample Board Member Commitment Form

Some nonprofits ask board members to sign a form acknowledging their responsibilities. This is an example of this type of form, which you might be asked to sign.

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Copyright 2016 © Executive Service Corps of the Triangle. This article is used with permission from the Executive Service Corps of the Triangle. The content of this article may not be reproduced or used for any purpose other than that which is specifically intended on this website without written permission from the Executive Service Corps of the Triangle. 

Questions to Ask Organizational Leaders as a Prospective Board Candidate

This is a list of questions a prospective board member should consider asking board members or the Executive Director if they are interviewing as a board candidate.

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