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.