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

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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

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    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
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    Much of the information in this topic was adapted from the book
    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
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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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