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Board Policies

© Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC.

Vast majority of content in this topic applies to for-profits and nonprofits. This book also covers this topic.
Developing, Operating and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board - Book Cover

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
Board Cafe Archives (scan the list of topics)

Calendars

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

Recruitment

Board Recruitment Policy sample
Board Recruitment Policy sample

Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct

Sample Ethics Policy
Sample ethics policy (code of ethics)
Sample Code of Ethics
Board Member's Code of Conduct
Board Member's Code of Conduct
Sample Code of Conduct
Model Code of Ethics for Nonprofits

Conflict of Interest

Better Practices - Overview of 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)
Sample Confllict of Interest Policy

Applications

Sample Board Application Form
Sample Appllication to the Board of Directors

Sample Appllication to the Board of Directors

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

How to Write and Implement a Media Policy! (includes a sample)
Media Relations Policy Template - Download Now

Whistleblower

Sample Whistleblower Policy for Nonprofits
Sample whistleblower policy
Sample Whistleblower Policy
Sample Whistleblower Policy

Document Retention

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

Confidentiality

Handling Confidential Matters
Confidentiality Policy sample

Decision Making

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

 

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