Nonprofit boards have a lot of responsibility and a lot of work to do. Board committees can help nonprofit boards work more efficiently and govern more effectively. In this article, Phil Thompson, partner at Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, outlines how special committees can be a means by which directors can efficiently and effectively fulfill their duties to the nonprofit.Board-Special-Committees
How to be a Conscientious Board Chair
Directors have legal duties to their nonprofit, and the board chair is in a unique position to oversee these duties. A chair can lead the board not just to govern, but to set the organization up for long-term success. In this episode of the PBPA Podcast, Marianna Faircloth with The Home Depot will outline best practices and simple reminders for board chairs to lead a solid and legally compliant board.
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Can I Pay my Board Members?
While nonprofit board members are motivated to serve by passion for an organization’s mission, could a nonprofit also pay them? Paying nonprofit board members for their service raises many legal issues that are very difficult to overcome. Read this article to learn about the types of payments a nonprofit might make to a board member, which ones are permissible, and which ones you should avoid.
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Board Basics: Understanding the Legal Duties and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members
Many nonprofit board members join the board because they care about the issues the organization addresses. One of the essential ways to assist the nonprofit, and its mission, is by having an understanding of the board’s role, legal duties and responsibilities. During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits and their board members understand:
- The Role of the board and its board members;
- The legal duties of the board and its members; and
- To whom a board and board members are accountable.
Chaniece Mulligan, Associate at Kilpatrick Townsend
PBPA Fiscal Sponsorship Separation Checklist
Board Members and Personal Liability: Options for Nonprofits to Minimize their Risk
Webcast: Whose Job is it Anyway? Navigating Board-Staff Relationships at a Nonprofit
Nonprofit staff and board are all on the same team, but problems can arise if the roles of team members are unclear. In this webcast, PBPA’s Justine Cowan, who has served as both an executive director and a board member herself, will discuss how to navigate the complex board-staff relationship, including:
• Key policies that strengthen the board-staff partnership;
• How board and staff duties may evolve as an organization grows;
• Troubleshooting issues when the board-staff line gets blurred.
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How to Help your Nonprofit’s Mission Survive These Tough Times
Thinking of Invading Your Endowment?
Webcast: Considering a Merger?
Webcast: Three Habits of Highly Effective Board Members
Thinking About Changing Your Name?
Webcast: Maintaining Your Tax Exempt Status When You Have Close Ties with a Separate For Profit
Webcast: How to Prepare and Run a Board Meeting
- How to prepare for board meetings
- How to run board meetings
- Documents associated with such meetings
- How to keep board meetings focused and on track, and
- Key follow up steps after a board meeting
Webcast: Open Records and Open Meetings
- - When a nonprofit is required to comply with Georgia’s Open Records and Open Meetings Acts;
- - What constitutes an open record and an open meeting; and
- - How to comply with Georgia’s Open Records and Open Meetings Acts
How to Keep Your Nonprofit Out of the Media Spotlight
Dissolving a Georgia Nonprofit Organization
Webcast: Corporate Bylaws
A nonprofit's bylaws define how the organization is governed. Some of the most important items addressed in the bylaws are the roles and duties of directors and officers, the rules for conducting board meetings and electing directors, and the relationship between the nonprofit and any members or affiliates. A well-drafted set of bylaws can enable an organization to achieve its goals.
During this webcast, our speaker will help nonprofits understand:
• The interplay of bylaws with state nonprofit corporation law, and the organization's articles of incorporation, and policies and procedures
• Best practices for maximizing organizational effectiveness
• The process for drafting and revising bylaws
Presenter: Paul Fancher, Troutman and Sanders
Due to technical difficulties, this webcast is in two parts. Please view both for the complete webcast.
Webcast: Employee Handbooks
Size Matters: How Many Board Members Do You Need? So Does Composition for A Nonprofit’s Board of Directors
This article sets forth best practices for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation to consider when determining the size and composition of its board of directors.
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