Exec Board

About the Board

The Board is an administrative and managerial body of elected or appointed persons which has the character of a deliberative assembly. The purpose of a board is to act for the organization. Its membership, function and powers must be specified in the bylaws.

Responsibilities of the Board:

  • Conduct business in accordance with the purpose and bylaws of the organization.
  • Ensure all members are aware of the organization’s purpose and are trained in its procedures.
  • Conduct business in a manner that preserves the organization’s tax-exempt status.
  • Handle all funds in a responsible manner and disbursed in accordance with the budget and other guidelines.
  • Plan adequate income to maintain the organization’s activities and programs.
  • Comply with all local, state and federal membership requirements.
  • Properly maintain and retain organizational records.

Responsibilities of individual Board Members:

  • Attend all business meetings..
  • Is familiar with  bylaws, financial statements and other significant documents.
  • Understands how meetings should be conducted, e.g., parliamentary procedure.
  • Keep good records.
  • Communicate and act through proper channels.