Nonprofit Board MEMBER MANUAL. Page 2 of 8 Table of Contents To conduct orientation sessions for new board members and to organize training sessions for the entire board, and CEO Transition or Search Committee: To seek a new executive director, including recommending A thorough board orientation is beneficial both for new and tenured board members.
Prepare the format, participant list, and resources in advance. Orient and Develop Your Members. A board handbook is usually compiled by staff and must be updated regularly to reflect changes in policy and new programs and plans. The board manual Welcome to the Board of Directors An Orientation Manual for Directors.
Revised April 2017 1 Taabbllee foof CCoonntteennttss Introduction 1. Fiduciary Responsibilities of a Board Member 2. Fundraising We strive to maintain a Board that promotes a culture that meets the new generation It is a good idea for all new and current board members to participate in this Sample board orientation schedule: 1.
Overview of agenda 2. Overview of organization (Executive Director) 3. Overview of board manual 4. Roles and responsibilities of board members 5. Board job descriptions 6. Overview of board structure and operations 7 After the new member has been brought onto the Board, the Board orientation process continues in the following way: 1. Before the first Board meeting, a meeti ng should be scheduled between the new (Make reference to policies provided in Board Manual) Paragraph on Directors Liability Insurance member if they have any questions A Guide to Board Orientation BY E.
GRANT MACDONALD 1. INTRODUCTION Providing the new directors with a board manual Organizing a special orientation workshop session Meeting with the CEO Meeting with board chair Touring facilities and offices 4. RESPONSIBILITY FOR BOARD ORIENTATION Whether orientation of your new board member is approached informally, or formally, be sure to include the basics needed for new board members to become engaged in the work of the board right away, and to serve as a committed ambassador and advocate for your Summary of Directors and Officers insurance coverage Policies (or board Orientation and Training of Board Members In addition to this new board member orientation, the Board Development Committee will also be responsible for planning an annual and ongoing board education and training program for all of the board.
Look in the Tools Section of this article for sample table of contents of a board manual For the new board member, it is an orientation handbook that provides useful information about the organization, board structure and operations, and fellow board members and staff.
For the balance of a members board service, the manual then becomes an indispensable working tool and a central resource about the organization and the board. You are here: Home Board of Directors A Template For A Great Board Orientation Joan Garry Does your nonprofit already have an inspiring, helpful, puttogether board orientation program for new board members?
Orienting New Members to Boards of Directors Board orientation is intended to prepare new board members for their board role in the organization. Orientation is also extremely useful for all members to ensure they are operating from the same" script. " the Board Manual (see" Board Manual Index" ) mission, vision and values of the The Effective Board Manual: The Manual as an Orientation Tool and Guide Functions of the Board Manual Orientation handbook for new board members and staff Reference manual for board members, staff and volunteers Suggested Contents for Board of Directors Handbook.