A nonprofit’s Board of Directors functions as the governing body of the nonprofit and has an overall responsibility for the organization. The role of the Board of Directors is to act as a group making decision to further the purpose of the nonprofit. Some of these decisions and responsibilities are:
1. Provide continuity for the organization by setting up a corporation or legal existence, and to represent the organization’s point of view through interpretation of its products and services, and advocacy for them. It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to select and appoint a Chief Executive to whom responsibility for the administration of the organization is delegated, including:
2. Govern the organization by broad policies and objectives, formulated and agreed upon by the Chief Executive and employees, assigning priorities and ensuring the organization’s capacity to carry out programs by continually reviewing its work.
3. Acquire and manage sufficient resources for the organization’s operations and to finance the products and services adequately
4. Account to the public for the operations and services of the organization and expenditures of its funds, including:
5. Determine the organization’s mission and purpose and monitor the organization’s programs and services.
6. Ensure effective organizational planning.
7. Enhance the organization’s public image.
8. Assess its own performance
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