Organizational Structure

Individual Board Member Responsibilities

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Board members must realize they have personal expectations and responsibilities for their board service. The board makes decisions only as a collective team but its members have individual duties and tasks for which they are accountable. Board members are liable for their own actions.

What to do:

  • Familiarize yourself about the mission, programs, and history of the organization
  • Accept and complete assignments as agreed
  • Come to meetings regularly — and come prepared
  • Avoid conflict of interest — even in appearance
  • Remain loyal to the organization
  • Keep confidential information confidential
  • Make a personal financial contribution

 

Additional references:

BoardSource

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

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