Overview of Board Roles and Responsibilities

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    Overview of Board Roles and Responsibilities

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    Roles and Responsibilities

    The above section gives a basic overview of the role of a governing
    Board. The following links give more information about the roles
    and responsibilities of Boards and Board members, including job
    descriptions for each of the common positions on a Board.

    For-Profit

    Board
    Roles and Responsibilities (for-profit and nonprofit)

    “System”
    of Board Operations (one-page depiction of for-profit)

    Board
    Competence

    Whom Do Public Companies Now Serve?
    Five
    Things Board Directors Should Be Thinking About

    UK FSA Highlights Corporate Governance

    Nonprofit

    Governance and Board Development (nonprofit)
    Fiduciary Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board
    Members

    How Much Should Nonprofit Board Be Involved in
    Management?

    Eight
    Basic Expectations a Chief Executive Has of His or Her Board

    Good Governance in Meeting the Duties of Directors
    of Charities and Not-for-Profits

    What Exactly
    IS the Board’s Job?

    Board
    Leadership, Bold and Brave

    Lessons for a Board President
    Boards of All-Volunteer Organizations
    Good Governance Practices for 501(c)(3) Organizations
    Board Status for Staff Members
    Questions From A New Executive Director/Founder
    MD or CEO – which title suits the circumstances?
    Guilty As Charged: Prove Your Board Supports Your Organization
    How to align independent operations? – a dilemma
    Executive Director, Deputy Director & Founders – Part One
    Executive Director, Deputy Director & Founders – Part Two
    Wearing Two Hats: Board President & Paid Executive – Part One
    Wearing Two Hats: Board President & Paid Executive – Part Two
    UK FSA Highlights Corporate Governance

    Job Descriptions

    General Information

    Board
    and Staff Responsibilities

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    Sample Job Descriptions (Officers and Lead Directors)

    Sample
    Job Descriptions (for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer)
    (for-profit and nonprofit)

    Sample
    Job Description

    Board Chair /
    President / Chairman (for-profit)

    Board
    Chair Sample Job Description (nonprofit)

    Board Chairperson — Job Description
    Board Secretary Responsible for Accuracy of Homeowners
    Association Minutes (nonprofit)

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