Top 10 Major Responsibilities of Board of Directors

BoardSource itemizes the following 10 responsibilities for nonprofit boards in their booklet “Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards,”.

1. Determine the Mission and Purposes

2. Select the Chief Executive

3. Support and Evaluate the Chief Executive

4. Ensure Effective Planning

5. Monitor and Strengthen Programs and Services

6. Ensure Adequate Financial Resources

7. Protect Assets and Provide Financial Oversight

8. Build a Competent Board

9. Ensure Legal and Ethical Integrity

10. Enhance the Organization’s Public Standing

Richard T. Ingram, Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, Second Edition (BoardSource 2009).
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