Board Policies

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Sections of This Topic Include

General
Calendars
Recruitment
Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct
Conflict of Interest
Applications
Contracts
Attendance
Media Relations
Whistleblower
Document Retention
Confidentiality
Decision Making

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General

Core Governing Policies
Samples of many Board policies
Sample Board Policies and Procedures
Policy Adoption Process | CompassPoint

Calendars

Sample Activities Calendar
Sample Board Calendar template
Annual Board Planning Calendar
Sample Board Operations Calendar

Recruitment

Sample Board Recruitment Policy
Board Recruitment Policy sample
Board Recruitment Policy sample
Board Recruitment Policy sample
Sample Board Recruitment Policy

Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct

Sample Ethics Policy
Sample ethics policy (code of ethics)
Sample Code of Ethics
Policy Title: Board Member's Code of Conduct
Sample Code of Conduct for a Board Member (scroll to page 23)
Sample Code of Conduct
Model Code of Ethics for Nonprofits

Conflict of Interest

What is a conflict of interest?
Better Practices - Overview of Conflict of Interest
How does a nonprofit safeguard against organizational conflict of interest?
Sample Conflict of Interest policy
Sample Conflict of Interest policy
Policy Name: Conflict of Interest
Sample Conflict of Interest (US IRS policy)
Conflict of Interst policy nonprofit
Sample Confllict of Interest Policy
Sample Conflict of Interest Policy | CompassPoint
Sample Conflict of interest policy - Wikimedia Foundation

Applications

Sample Board member application
Sample Board Application Form
Sample Appllication to the Board of Directors

Contracts

Sample Board Member Agreement
Agreement to Serve as a Member of the Board of Directors
A Board Member "Contract"
A Board Member Contract | CompassPoint

Attendance

Board Attendance Policy (Sample)
Board Attendance Policy
Sample Board Attendance Policy
Sample Board Meeting Attendance Policy

Media Relations

Sample Media Policy and Guidelines
Media Relations Policy Template - Download Now
Media Relations Policy and Procedures

Whistleblower

Sample Whistleblower Policy for Nonprofits
Sample whistleblower policy
Sample Whistleblower Policy
Sample Whistleblower Policy
sample document destruction policy

Document Retention

Sample Document Retention/Destruction Policy
Document Retention Policies
Sample Document Management Policy
Document Destruction Policy

Confidentiality

Handling Confidential Matters
Privacy & Confidentiality Policy sample
Confidentiality Policy sample

Decision Making

Procedure for Making Decisions | Boards of Directors
Vote for Consensus (guidelines for decision-making policy)

 

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For-Profit ("Corporate") Boards of Directors

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For-Profit ("Corporate") Boards of Directors

Leadership and Supervision in Business - Book Cover Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision in Business
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Provides step-by-step, highly practical guidelines to recruit, utilize and evaluate the best employees for your business. Includes guidelines to effectively lead yourself (as Board member or employee), other individuals, groups and organizations. Includes guidelines to avoid burnout -- a very common problem among employees of small businesses. Many materials in this Library are adapted from this book.

NOTE: This is one of the few books that's all about leadership AND how to effectively work with a corporate (for-profit) Board.

The following books are recommended because of their highly practical nature and often because they include a wide range of information about this Library topic. To get more information about each book, just click on the image of the book. Also, a "bubble" of information might be displayed. You can click on the title of the book in that bubble to get more information, too.



Nonprofit Boards of Directors

Developing, Operating and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board - Book Cover Field Guide to Developing, Operating and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Provides step-by-step, highly practical guidelines to organize, operate and sustain high-quality nonprofit Boards -- and to fix a broken Board! Includes variety of Board models you can choose from, roles and responsibilities, how to get the best members, how to train and organize them, goals for standard committees, ensuring high-quality meetings, evaluating Boards, how to evaluate and/or replace the Executive Director, and much more! Includes many sample Board policies you can download! Written by the developer of the Free Management Library. Many materials in this Library's topic about Boards are adapted from this book. 30-day, money-back, guarantee!
Leadership and Supervision With Nonprofit Staff - Book Cover Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision With Nonprofit Staff
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Provides step-by-step, highly practical guidelines to recruit, utilize and evaluate the best staff members for your nonprofit. Includes guidelines to effectively lead yourself (as Board member or staff member), other individuals, groups and organizations. Includes guidelines to avoid burnout -- a very common problem among nonprofit staff. Written by the developer of the Free Management Library. Many materials in this Library are adapted from this book.

This is one of the few books that's all about leadership AND how to effectively work with a nonprofit Board.
Consulting and Organization Development With Nonprofits - Book Cover Field Guide to Consulting and Organizational Development With Nonprofits
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Provides complete, step-by-step guidelines to identify complex issues in nonprofit organizations and successfully resolve each of them. This book is also helpful to organizations that are doing fine now, but want to evolve to the next level of performance. This is one of the truly comprehensive, yet practical, books about this complex subject! Includes online forms that can be downloaded. Written by the developer of the Free Management Library. Many materials in this Library's topic about guiding change are adapted from this comprehensive book. 30-day, money-back, guarantee!
Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Facilitation - Book Cover Field Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Facilitation
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Step-by-step guidelines to customize and facilitate planners to implement the best strategic planning process to suit the particular nature and needs of their nonprofit. This is one of the few books, if any, that explains how to actually facilitate planning. Includes many online forms that can be downloaded and used by planners. Written by the developer of the Free Management Library. Many materials in this Library's topic about strategic planning are adapted from this book. 30-day, money-back, guarantee!

For Nonprofits, Also See

Strategic Planning -- Recommended Books

Social Entrepreneurship (Nonprofit) -- Recommended Books

Capacity Building (Nonprofit) -- Recommended Books

Fundraising -- Recommended Books

Program Management -- Recommended Books

Leading -- Recommended Books

Training and Development -- Recommended Books

Volunteers -- Recommended Books






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