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Responsibilities of Board Members

Board members are usually enthusiastic about the organizations they work for. They want to fulfill their legal obligations to advocate for the work of your organization as well as to live up to its mission and be faithful ambassadors. But, there are other obligations they need to be aware of.

They should be open to different opinions and be able to engage in productive discussions. It is vital that the board meets its goals in a coordinated manner. The board is a team and it is the job of the chair to keep everyone on track.

It is the board’s responsibility to proactively recruit and select new members. The most qualified candidates are those who bring additional talents, skills and previous experience. Boards should also be sure that their job descriptions reflect the necessary qualifications.

The board should also be able to help new members to become familiar with the board quickly. This can be accomplished by providing information on orientation, advanced preparation for meetings, a clear flow of communication and educational opportunities.

Last but not least, boards should establish the limits of their term. This will keep members who are unhappy from feeling overwhelmed or suffocated by the workload. The majority of the work on your board should be accomplished through committees. It is important that board members know the committees and how they feed back into the board.

The board should be well-versed in legal responsibilities and regulations. This includes laws that govern how non-profits conduct business and make decisions and also “Sunshine Laws” that are state-level laws. Boards need to educate themselves on these issues to avoid costly legal problems.

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