As the recognized expert on nonprofit boards, BoardSource has formalized a set of recommended governance practices that reflect our decades of experience working with tens of thousands of nonprofit board leaders and conducting extensive research on board practices. They highlight essential, leading, and compliance practices.
Exceptional board members build on their basic responsibilities and pay attention to how they approach board service. Perfect for those new to board service, this resource explains six ways in which board members can go from good to great.
This checklist is a general outline to guide the orientation of new board members. Your organization should modify it as you see fit to ensure that all new board members are provided with the information necessary to fulfill their responsibilities.