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All About Boards of Directors (For-Profit and Nonprofit)

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

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

Applies to for-profit and nonprofit Boards, unless marked differently.

Perhaps the best way to benefit from this topic is first to scan the subtopics in the following table, including how they are arranged on this page. The left side of the table lists the typical topics in Board operations, and the right side lists the typical functions in an organization that a Board must oversee.

Also, if you are looking for a very specific subtopic or article about Boards on this page, you might use the "find" function in your browser, and enter the keyword(s) in order to search this page for those subtopics or articles. You also can use the "search" box in the upper right-hand corner.

Much of the information in this topic was adapted from the book Field Guide to Developing, Operating and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board. Most of the information in that book applies to nonprofit and for-profit Boards. Also see Carter's Board Blog.

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Board Operations (Below)

Duties and Responsibilities

Corporate Documents

Accountability, Auditing and Disclosure

Liabilities and Risk

Laws Guidelines and Ethics

Officers and Roles

Staffing the Board

Orienting, Educating, Informing Members

Board Evaluation and Development

Special Topics

General Resources

Members' Core Competencies

Board Committees

Board Meetings and Retreats

Supervision of Chief Executive

Shareholders and Stakeholder Relations

Oversight of Management Functions

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Library's Boards of Directors Blog
Library's Nonprofit Capacity Building Blog

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