Board vs. Executive Director Responsibilities – from DWD “Mission-Minded” blog

CarrieMinnichweb Get on Board co-chair, Carrie Minnich, CPA posted  “Board versus Executive Director Responsibilities″ today for Mission Minded, Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.’s nonprofit blog.

Her post describes board responsibilities such as Financial and Legal and clarifies that their main Management role as being the hiring and evaluation of the executive director.

Here’s a snippet and link to her post:

There are two types of nonprofit boards, working boards and governing boards.  On a working board, members participate in the program, fund raising and administrative work.  Board members may staff fund raising booths or actually keep the organization’s books.  Working boards are more common in smaller organizations or young organizations.  Governing boards are more hands off and provide oversight. 

No matter whether it’s a working board or a governing board, there are specific duties that all boards have, as the board is ultimately responsible for the organization.

Read more at Mission Minded


Additional useful links:

Bridgespan lists the 10 Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, and the Center for Nonprofit Management covers Standards of Conduct and Legal Responsibilities

Community Resources on BoardSource.org

 

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