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New Board Member Orientation Process

This article presents 17 best practices for bringing on new board members, divided into three major categories: before submitting the person’s name for election; initial orientation after the election; and in the first year after initial orientation.

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Orienting New Board Members

The article gives short tips about how to do a board orientation, what to include in a board manual, and how to write a board member agreement.

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Copyright 2015 © Mission Capital. The orientation process is key to bringing new board members up to speed and helps them quickly become engaged in your board. Mission Capital, an Austin, TX-based organization provides resources to help you orient new board members.
 

Board Candidate Rating Form

Use this simple 13-item rating scale to get a quick assessment of a potential board member. Or use this as a starting point for a more expanded scale tailored for your nonprofit.

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Evaluating the Fit of a Board Service Opportunity

If you are wondering whether you are a good fit for a particular nonprofit board, this ten-item checklist will help you make that decision.

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Board Members and Personal Contributions

Most boards expect all board members to make a personally meaningful financial contribution to the organization. This article discusses why board members should give, giving policies, and how much is enough.

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Board Member Job Description

This document lists expectations of a nonprofit board as a whole as well as expectations for each individual board member. As you search for a nonprofit board position, you should make sure you have what will be expected of you.

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10 Basic Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board

This is a one-page list of 10 of the most important responsibilities for a board of directors.

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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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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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